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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 …

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 …

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 …