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Sean Densmore (Courtesy Eric Newton)

Hartford Grad Killed in Accident

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hartford — When Sean Densmore ran for class president at Hartford High School, he won easily because of his wicked sense of humor, his relaxed attitude and a personality that caused just about everyone he met to immediately be drawn to him and want to get to know him. Densmore, 24, died on Sunday in what Denver Police are calling a hit and run accident, which is still being investigated. Densmore was crossing Interstate 25 in Denver at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle, according to Denver Police. The vehicle fled the scene without stopping. A second vehicle traveling …

Mourning a Shooting Death

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Julia West kneels in front of Beach Pharmacy on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach on Tuesday after she and her mom, Gerrie West, placed flowers at a makeshift memorial in front of the pharmacy where owner David Kilgore was shot and later died during an attempted robbery Monday. ap/The Virginian-Pilot — Bill …

Blaze Devastates Vt. Farm; Fire Officials Still Determining Cause

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Harold Gravlin’s pit bull isn’t normally a barker. So on Sunday evening when the dog started barking uncontrollably, Gravlin thought something might be wrong. And, indeed, it was. Gravlin, 46, peered out his home’s window to see the large barn on Appleton Farm engulfed in smoke and leapt into action. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, March 10

Monday, March 10, 2014

Fire Destroys Barn, Chicken Coop in Enfield Enfield — A blaze on 743 Lockehaven Road destroyed a barn, chicken coop and school bus on Saturday evening. Firefighters responded to the call just after 9 p.m. and were able to save a nearby garage, said incident commander Fred Cummings …

Chief: Stove Ashes Caused Norwich Fire

Friday, March 7, 2014

Norwich — The fire that destroyed a home on New Boston Road Wednesday night was caused by hot ashes from a wood stove that were placed in a shed, officials said. In a news release, Fire Chief Stephen Leinoff said the fire quickly extended into the garage and …

Fire Moves Quickly at Norwich Home

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Norwich — Multiple departments responded to a fire Wednesday night on New Boston Road, where a blaze quickly overtook an old farm house. There were no reported injuries. By 10 p.m., several officials at the scene said that …

Vt. Park Owner Charged With Animal Cruelty

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Putney, Vt. — The owner of Santa’s Land and the caretaker of the animals at the holiday-themed amusement park have been cited to appear in court on animal cruelty charges. Windham County Sheriff Keith Clark said Monday that law enforcement officers, armed with a search warrant, found 16 …

Firefighters Recovering: Two Suffered Burns While Trapped by Claremont Blaze

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Claremont — Two Claremont firefighters were recovering Monday from burns they suffered Sunday night while narrowly escaping a blaze that destroyed a house on Cherry Hill Road. A spokeswoman at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital described as “good” …

3 Charged in Connection With Norwich Burglaries

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

White River Junction — Three Upper Valley residents are facing charges in connection with burglaries of several homes in Norwich. Benjamin Kendall, 24, of Vershire has been charged with three felony counts of burglary and one misdemeanor count of petit larceny. Kendall pleaded not guilty to all four …

Gas Leak Causes Evacuation in Lebanon

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lebanon — Two downtown apartment buildings were briefly evacuated on Saturday night after a propane tank at the AVA Gallery and Art Center began to leak, fire officials said on Sunday. Expanding ice caused the 1,000-gallon underground propane tank’s main valve to open and leak propane gas, according …

Firefighters Hurt in Claremont: Three Injured in House Fire That Started in Chicken Coop

Monday, March 3, 2014

Claremont — Three Claremont firefighters were injured in a fast-moving fire that destroyed a single-family home Sunday evening. All of the occupants of the home escaped unharmed. The identities of the three firefighters were not available late Sunday …

Plea Bargain Angers Family: Man Pleads No Contest in Wreck That Killed 84-Year-Old

Thursday, February 27, 2014

White River Junction — An Enfield man will serve 10 days in prison and spend three years on probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor negligent operation in a Route 4 collision that killed a Bridgewater woman last …

Father Puts Up House to Secure Bail for Daughter Charged in Bethel Shooting

Friday, February 21, 2014

White River Junction — The father of the woman charged in the attempted murder of a South Royalton woman has agreed to deed over his property to Windsor Superior Court in order to secure the release of his …