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Vermont blizzard and significant snowstorm update

WATERBURY – A Blizzard Warning for the Champlain Valley of Vermont and Winter Storm Warning for the remainder of Vermont are still active and will be into tomorrow. The National Weather Service predicts a minimum of 18-inches of snow in most areas of Vermont with two feet or more in some spots. The Vermont State… Keep Reading


Tragic crash takes life of Newport man, Derby woman

LOWELL — Two Orleans County residents were killed in a tragic two-car collision that took place in Lowell on Monday. Police say 45-year-old Gordon Farrar, of Newport, was traveling northbound on Vermont 100, when his 2007 Chevrolet Colorado crossed the centerline into the path of a southbound 2008 Dodge Caliber, being driven by Joanne Nolin,… Keep Reading


Two killed in Lowell car crash

LOWELL — A car crash this morning in Lowell claimed two lives and shut down part of Vermont Route 100, just north of the Lowell-Eden town line. Police say the accident was a head-on collision, and that both drivers were killed. A spokesman for the Vermont State Police says that identification of the victims is… Keep Reading


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

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