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Early morning crash on Western Avenue in Newport

NEWPORT — The Newport Police responded to a motor vehicle crash this morning that involved a tractor-trailer on Western Avenue. The incident took place at approximately 7:45 a.m. Police say that an 18-year-old male in a Chevy Cobalt was traveling on Mount Vernon Street and attempted to turn right on Western Avenue, when his car… Keep Reading


Inmate in Newport prison dies after apparent suicide attempt

NEWPORT — Authorities say the inmate who attempted suicide at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport last week, has died. At around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, Joshua Bittner, 26, of Fairfax was found hanging in his cell. Police say their initial investigation shows that Bittner’s injuries were self-inflicted, but they are continuing to investigate the… Keep Reading


Two-car crash on I-91 in Newport

NEWPORT — A two-car crash took place on I-91 in Newport this morning. At around 8:00 a.m. police were dispatched to the scene, located near mile marker 170 on I-91 North. Both lanes of travel were temporarily blocked, and visibility was limited at the time due to gusting wind. According to police, Melanie Butler, 41,… Keep Reading


Police: Suicide attempt at Newport prison

NEWPORT — An inmate at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport is in critical condition after authorities say he tried to commit suicide on Thursday. At around 10 p.m. police were notified by the Department of Corrections staff of an inmate that had been found hanging in his cell by a cellmate. Staff at… Keep Reading


Brownington man dies after car crash in Barton

BARTON — Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place in Barton Saturday afternoon. At around 3:45 p.m. police were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Tarbox Hill Road, just north of Postman Lane in Barton. The driver was identified as 73-year-old David C. Yanacheak. Police say he was the only occupant in the… Keep Reading


State police cruiser crashes into Newport driver

NEWPORT — Two people were injured on Friday when a police cruiser crashed into another vehicle in Newport Center. Vermont State Police Cpl. Amy Leclair, 47, of Newport, was responding to an emergency call in a marked police cruiser with lights and sirens activated. As Leclair was leaving the village of Newport Center headed westbound,… Keep Reading


Sandy Hilliker receives Community Service Award

TROY — Community National Bank’s (CNB’s) Marketing Assistant Tia Drake recently presented Sandy Hilliker with the bank’s Community Service Award. The award was developed to recognize “unsung heroes” that make our communities better places to live, work and play. Hilliker has poured her heart and soul into helping the Newport Center Methodist Church thrive. She… Keep Reading


Police: 54-year-old man died while snowmobiling in Norton

NORTON — A 54-year-old man from New Hampshire died while snowmobiling in Norton on Wednesday. At around 4:15 p.m. police were notified of an ongoing incident on VAST Trail 105. Agents from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were flagged down and alerted to an unresponsive subject found on his snowmobile on the trail approximately… Keep Reading


Police investigating death in Norton

NORTON — Police are investigating the death of an 81-year-old man from Norton. On Tuesday night, police responded to a 911 call of an injured person at a residence located at 2298 Vermont Route 114. Police and EMT’s from Lyndon Rescue North found Leroy Patten, 81, dead inside the home from unknown causes. The 911… Keep Reading


Police arrest 26 Orleans County residents on drug charges

NEWPORT — A total of 26 people were arrested today in Orleans County for various offenses related to heroin and opiate trafficking. Police say the arrests stem from an ongoing investigation that took place over the course of seven months, when the Vermont Drug Task Force conducted multiple drug investigations focusing on heroin and opioids.… Keep Reading


Newport police to host public forum on local opioid crisis

NEWPORT — This Thursday, the Newport Police Department, along with Vermont State Police and the Vermont Intelligence Center, will host a forum to discuss the opioid crisis in Vermont this week. The forum will take place at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at North Country Union High School. The Newport Police Department is inviting… Keep Reading


DUI rollover crash in West Charleston

WEST CHARLESTON — A 26-year-old woman from Charleston was arrested for DUI after rolling her vehicle on Thursday night. At around 9:30 p.m. the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Route 5A in West Charleston. Police identified the driver as Tyleigh Deslandes, and say she was out of the vehicle… Keep Reading

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