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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 accessory to Kyle Bolaski in the death …

Sawmill Open After Sunday Night Fire

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weathersfield — A fire that broke out Sunday evening at a Perkinsville sawmill was confined mostly to the interior of the building. The cause of the three-alarm fire and the extent of the damage are still under investigation. Firefighters from 15 departments in Vermont and New Hampshire responded around 8 p.m. to the …

Perkinsville Sawmill Fire

Monday, August 11, 2014

Firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at Sheehan & Sons Sawmill on Stoughton Pond Road in Perkinsville on Sunday. Several area fire departments helped battle the blaze, which broke out Sunday evening. No further information on the cause was available from fire officials. Valley News — Ariana van den Akker …

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 …

Seven Killed in Plane Crash

Monday, June 2, 2014

Bedford, Mass. — Lewis Katz, 72, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and Philly.com, died Saturday night in the crash of a private jet at a Massachusetts airfield. All seven people, including three crew members, were …

Canaan Woman Identified in Fatal Crash

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Canaan — Police identified the victim in Tuesday’s Route 4 car accident as Luana Heikes, a 66-year-old Canaan woman who moved to the Upper Valley about two years ago to live near her daughter and two grandchildren. Heikes was driving eastbound Tuesday on Route 4 when a tractor …

Orange Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Settled $15K Profiling Lawsuit

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Montpelier — The Orange County Sheriff’s Department last year paid a Danville, Vt., man $15,000 after he accused officers of unfairly targeting him based on his skin color, according to a lawsuit filed in court. A sheriff’s department captain in 2011 pulled over Jamaican-American Bentley Morgan for failing …

Wilder Man Charged With Criminal Threatening After Flashing Handgun

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lebanon — A 25-year-old Wilder man was arrested and charged with criminal threatening Wednesday morning after he allegedly displayed a firearm during a road incident with another motorist, police said. Nicholas J. Downey was released on $5,000 cash bail and will be arraigned June 30 in Lebanon District …

Police: Woman Killed in Canaan Crash

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Canaan — An unidentified woman died in a car crash on Tuesday in a collision that closed a section of Route 4 in Canaan for several hours and knocked out electricity to more than 1,100 customers. Police had …