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VSP give local boy a very special day

in Barton/Derby/News

DERBY — Today was a very special and busy day for Bennett Stenger.

Bennett has been struggling with rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a rare type of cancer.

When Make-A-Wish Vermont contacted his family asking what he might like to experience, they said he loved the Vermont State Police, and would like a ride-a-long.

When VSP commanders heard about this, they decided to kick it up a notch.

Bennett and his brother Chase were made honorary Troopers today. They received uniforms, rode in a cruiser, and took a cruise aboard a marine unit on Lake Memphremagog.

Later in the day they had the privilege of working with the bomb squad to blow up pumpkins, even getting to control the bomb squad robots.

VSP troopers said they were thrilled to give Bennett, his brother Chase, and family a very special day. Photos from the day are below:








All photos courtesy of the Vermont State Police.
All photos courtesy of the Vermont State Police.

Mountain biker hit by car in Burke

in Burke/News

BURKE — A 40-year-old man from Quebec was hit by a car on Monday morning while riding his bicycle in Burke.

Police say that Pascal Rozon, of Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Quebec, was riding his bike on a trail through the woods, headed west at the time.

Collin Daulong, 29, of Burke, was headed north on Alpine Lane around a curve in the road, when police say Rozon entered the roadway without stopping.

Rozon collided with Daulong.

Police say that Rozon was vaulted over Daulong’s 2009 Volkswagen Jetta.

Rozon was transported by CALEX Ambulance to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital to be treated for injuries he sustained in the crash.

Newport woman seriously injured after being hit by car

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Police say that a 53-year-old woman from Newport suffered life-threatening injuries on Saturday after being hit by a car.

The incident took place at around 2:24 p.m. Police say they were notified that a car had struck a pedestrian on Pleasant Street, in Newport.

The victim has been identified as Cindy Combs.

Combs was transported to North Country Hospital for what authorities describe as life-threatening injuries.

She was later transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Police say that the operator of the vehicle was not injured during the accident.

There is no more information at this time, but police say that the case is still under investigation.

Man busted with crack cocaine inside loaf of bread in Derby Line to serve 18 months

in Derby Line/News

DERBY LINE — The man who tried to smuggle 50 grams of crack cocaine inside a hollowed-out loaf of bread at the Derby Line port of entry, was sentenced on Tuesday to serve 18 months in prison.

According to court records, in the early morning of January 5, 2015, a Customs and Border Protection Officer stationed in Derby Line noticed a vehicle making an illegal U-turn in between the ports of entry for the United States and Canada.

The car was headed north towards Canada but turned back before attempting entry. CBP officers stopped and inspected the vehicle, later conducting interviews with the driver, Tyrone Dixon, 35, of Florida, and passenger Emily Lasell, of Vermont.

From the vehicle, CBP recovered a hollowed-out loaf of bread concealing approximately 50 grams of crack cocaine, some of which was already packaged for distribution, re-wrapped inside a plastic bread bag, and concealed inside a bag of groceries.

CBP also recovered five syringes that appeared to have been used and approximately twenty-five used or torn white packages consistent with the packaging commonly seen in the heroin trade.

From inside the passenger’s bra, CBP recovered two small packages commonly known as “tickets” of heroin.

On January 15, 2015, Dixon was indicted by a federal grand jury on a one-count indictment charging him with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Dixon pleaded guilty to the sole count in the indictment on June 2, 2015, pursuant to a plea agreement.

On Tuesday, Dixon was sentenced in United States District Court in Rutland by U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford, to 18 months in prison followed by three years of post-release supervision.

Community Commons to continue thanks to CNB and Newport City Council partnership

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Community Commons will continue to meet at The Gateway Center in Newport, thanks to Community National Bank, who partnered with the City of Newport to ensure the popular meetings continue. The meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Community Commons is an event that business leaders, public safety officials, housing, transportation, and health specialists ask to participate in so they can form relationships with the community. The meetings are open for everyone to participate in.

“It was a partnership that brought the Community Commons idea to us as a result of the Community Matters workshop, sponsored by the Orton Family Foundation,” said Barbara Morrow, Executive Director of the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center. “We facilitate with a restorative focus so that everyone feels equally welcome and able to speak. A huge part of its success is how we learn to disagree with respect and find common ground, which has led to some powerfully effective partnering.”

Many people take part in the monthly meeting because it continues to make a difference in their neighborhoods, and in the City of Newport.

“We recognize the good work that the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center does,” stated Stephen P Marsh, Community National Bank’s CEO. “While I don’t get to attend all of the Community Commons meetings, I know how effective they are in providing opportunity and safe space for community members to exchange ideas and connect with each other to develop solutions with their neighbors.”

The Newport City Council also worked to keep the meetings going by reducing the rental fee at the Gateway Center.

“After a great discussion, I am pleased the Newport City Council supported my proposal to reduce the monthly rental fee by half,” said Newport Mayor Paul Monette. “The City Council recognizes the importance of public and private partnerships and Community Commons is a great example.”

Community Commons includes an optional potluck as part of its meeting at The Gateway Center, in Newport, on the 3rd Wednesday, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

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Irasburg voters reject industrial wind turbines 

in Irasburg/News

IRASBURG — At a special Select Board meeting held on Thursday evening at the Irasburg Town Hall, 283 registered voters cast their ballots on the question “Shall Kidder Hill, or any other ridgelines of the town of Irasburg, Vermont, be used for development by industrial wind turbine projects?”

A total of 274, or 97 percent, voted no. Nine voted yes.

David Blittersdorf, founder and CEO of All Earth Renewables, has announced his intention to build two 500-foot industrial wind turbines on Kidder Hill, just west of Irasburg’s village center.

Blittersdorf declined the Select Board’s invitation to speak at the meeting.

Irasburg’s Town Hall has a legal capacity of 220 people. So many more voters packed the space that Select Board Chair Robin Kay asked voters who already knew how they would vote to cast their ballots and leave so that others could enter.

Thursday night’s vote will not be binding on the Vermont Public Service Board’s decision whether to allow the project to proceed. However, Irasburg voters expressed their determination to have a voice in a decision that will have major impacts on the town and its future.

Irasburg resident Paul Drayman worked as a volunteer in the town-wide petition drive that preceded the October 1 meeting. He emphasized the need for local action.

“If we do not stop this development, in twenty years you will not recognize this area,” Drayman said. “The developers have a vision of the future, and they want to cram that vision down our throats, whether we like it or not. I can’t sit by and let that happen. We need to work on renewable energy, but we must be able to do this ourselves, as individuals and as a community.”

Also at the meeting, Dr. Ron Holland, Irasburg Ridgeline Alliance member and a leader of the effort to preserve the town’s ridgelines, delivered petitions to the Irasburg Select Board. The petitions, signed by 421 of Irasburg’s 665 voters, ask the Select Board to oppose industrial wind development on Kidder Hill “by all possible means” and to develop a town plan to preserve all of Irasburg’s ridgelines from industrial wind turbine development.

In presenting the petitions, Holland listed a number of turbine–related issues that the community has considered and discussed in recent weeks, including health effects, lowered property values, the flawed state process for siting energy projects, the values of Vermonters, and “the voices of Vermonters not being heard.”

Tractor trailer drives off road in Irasburg Tuesday morning

in coventry/Irasburg/News

IRASBURG — A tractor trailer was involved in a single vehicle crash in Irasburg on Tuesday morning.

The accident took place on Vermont Route 14 at around 9:20 a.m.

Police say that the driver, Nicholas Cote, 35, of Coventry, was hauling water in the truck when he was forced to drive off the road to avoid colliding with another vehicle.

Cote told police that the other vehicle had stopped in the roadway attempting to turn, and that he had to intentionally steer the rig toward the embankment to avoid the crash.

Police say the accident is still under investigation, and that the truck, once back on the roadway, was able to be driven from the scene with only moderate damage.

There were no injuries during the incident.

Logging accident takes life of Barton man

in Albany/Barton/News

ALBANY — A 58-year-old man was found dead on Monday morning after a logging accident that took place in Albany.

Police say that Gilles Roberts, of Barton, died after being pinned under a tree sometime on Sunday. They say that relatives became concerned when they went to his home on Monday, and he was not there.

“When they went to his house and he wasn’t around that morning, they went looking for him because they knew he was going into the woods to cut trees the previous day,” a spokesperson for the Vermont State Police said on Tuesday.

At around 10 a.m., a relative found him pinned under a tree he was cutting down. Roberts is said to have been cutting firewood that day.

The tragic accident took place in a wooded area located at 2317 Barton Road.

Police say that Roberts was dead when they arrived on the scene.

His death has been ruled an accident.

Irasburg select board schedules Thursday meeting for vote on industrial wind turbines

in Irasburg/News

IRASBURG — Members of the Irasburg Ridgeline Alliance, a citizens’ group dedicated to preserving the ridgelines of Irasburg from development by industrial wind turbine projects, confirmed the date of a town-wide vote on the issue.

The Irasburg Select Board will hold a Special Select Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, at the Irasburg Town Hall. At the meeting, Irasburg’s registered voters will cast their ballots on the question “Shall Kidder Hill, or any other ridgelines of the town of Irasburg be used for development by industrial wind turbine projects?”

David Blittersdorf, founder and CEO of All Earth Renewables, has announced his intention to build two 500-foot industrial wind turbines on Kidder Hill, just west of Irasburg’s village center.

Although Blittersdorf has not yet presented his plans to Vermont’s Public Service Board, which reviews such proposals, Irasburg’s citizens have already made known their opposition to the project.

A two-week petition drive has garnered the signatures of more than 400 of the town’s 685 voters. The petition asks the Irasburg Select Board to oppose industrial wind development on Kidder Hill “by all possible means.” The petition also asks the Select Board to preserve all of Irasburg’s ridgelines from industrial wind development.

Vermont State Senator John S. Rodgers represents the Essex-Orleans Senate District, part of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, which includes Irasburg. Rodgers is a vocal critic of the state’s process for approving and siting new energy projects.

“The Northeast Kingdom has become the dumping ground for every ill-conceived, poorly sited renewable energy project the developers can dream up,” Rodgers said. “The region already produces more energy than we can consume. Enough is enough! Environmental and energy issues are real, but we know that there are far more effective ways to address them without ruining the quality of life that defines us as Vermonters.”

Now Irasburg’s citizens plan to make their views on the proposed industrial wind project official by casting their ballots at the Special Select Board Meeting on October 1.

Although the October 1 vote will not be binding on the Public Service Board’s decision whether or not to allow the Kidder Hill Project to go forward, Irasburg Ridgeline Alliance (Ira) members believe that the results will clearly communicate the town’s overwhelming opposition to the project. They point to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s pledge that he will not support building energy projects in towns that don’t want them.

In a 2012 Vermont Public Television interview, Shumlin said, “I have always said and I will always say I believe that no energy project should be built in a town in Vermont where the residents of that community don’t vote affirmatively to host it. We shouldn’t send them into towns that don’t want them. We shouldn’t build energy projects where they are not wanted.”

Longtime Irasburg resident Rebecca Boulanger emphasized the significance of the October 1 vote.

“Two 500-foot wind towers looming over our village would have an enormous impact on our town,” she said. “Here in Vermont, where we’re known worldwide for our town-meeting democracy, it is inconceivable that a decision with so many irreversible consequences for our citizens would be made without regard for the democratic process. By our votes next Thursday, we will make our voices heard and show our faith that democracy still counts in the Green Mountain State.”

A projected view of how the wind towers would look from the Irasburg Common.
A projected view of how the wind towers would look from the Irasburg Common.

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Deadly crash in Essex county this afternoon

in Essex County/News

LEMINGTON — A fatal accident involving a tractor trailer took place in Essex County this afternoon.

Police say that at approximately 12:15 p.m. they were notified of the crash that took place on Vermont 102 in Lemington.

A preliminary investigation determined that the driver of the tractor trailer unit was traveling north, before entering a sharp corner and losing control of the vehicle.

The vehicle traveled across the southbound lane and left the west side of the roadway on its drivers side.  

It then struck a power pole before coming to rest.  

The single occupant was transported to Colebrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

Canaan Police, Vermont Fish and Game, and the Essex County Sheriff Department all assisted at the scene.

Police say that the investigation is ongoing.

The driver’s name has not yet been released.

Brighton woman facing embezzlement charges

in Brighton/News

ST. JOHNSBURY — A 52-year-old woman from Brighton is being charged with embezzlement from the St. Johnsbury Center branch of Passumpsic Bank.

Police say that on Monday, Janet Katalina was charged with two counts of embezzlement.

On August 20, Passumpsic Bank Officials from the St. Johnsbury Center Branch reported to the Vermont State Police that she embezzled money from the Bank’s own accounts, not a customer’s account. 

Katalina held the position of Accounting Analyst and Payroll Specialist. She was terminated from the bank on August 19, 2015. 
Bank Officials determined and police say the investigation confirmed that Katalina first embezzled $734.00 on December 19, 2014, by cashing in her annual leave without actually adjusting her annual leave balance. She oversaw this data as the payroll specialist.

Police say the investigation revealed that Katalina took steps to hide what she had done, including not filing certain forms with the bank’s human resource office. 
According to a statement issued by police, she also paid $27,781.36 toward her personal credit card using a Passumpsic Bank Treasure’s Check. The money was from one of the bank’s own account and not from any customer accounts. They say she took steps in hiding this embezzlement by transferring funds from several of the bank’s own accounts. An audit done by the bank uncovered both embezzlements. 
She has an arraignment date of November 9, 2015.

Driver facing charges after crashing into Miss Lyndonville Diner

in Lyndonville/News

LYNDONVILLE — Police have arrested a Newark man after they say he drove his vehicle into the Miss Lyndonville Diner on Monday evening.

The incident happened at around 9:45 p.m., when police received a call of a motor vehicle crash at the Miss Lyndonville Diner on Broad Street.

Responding troopers located a man who was later identified as Jared Anderson, 24, of Newark, walking away from the scene.

Police say Anderson had driven his vehicle into the diner causing damage, and that he was under the influence of intoxicants at the time of operation.

Anderson refused to take a preliminary breath test. Police say he also provided false statements as to his involvement in the collision.
He was taken into custody and processed at the St. Johnsbury Barracks for the charges of DUI, false information to a law enforcement officer, and leaving the scene of an accident. He was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia Court at a later date.
Police say the case is still under investigation pending the execution of a search warrant.

Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Rancourt at the St. Johnsbury barracks.

Revision Military announces 90 new jobs in Newport, job fair this Friday

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Revision Military’s Newport facility is looking to hire a large number of both temporary and full-time manufacturing positions.

Revision is increasing its team to meet the demands of recent contract orders. A total of 90 new jobs are expected, including a manufacturing manager, manufacturing team members (cutting, stapling, kitting, molding, painting, sanding, drilling, trimming, and assembly), maintenance technician, process engineer and production supervisor.

“We are excited to hire many new team members at the Newport Facility,” Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision Military said. “Our recent growth and contract wins have supported investment in plant improvements and our capability to make the best light-weight, fully integrated head systems in the market.”

Revision has diversified its business beyond the North American market, and has recently won several key contracts, including the head sub-systems supply for the new UK Cobra Plus Helmet System. The Revision custom-designed head protection solution offers an ultra-lightweight helmet that exceeds the UK’s stringent ballistic and impact requirements.

The temporary positions are benefits eligible with a six-month contract.

Revision is optimistic that follow-on orders will allow for conversion of these positions to full-time roles.

To fill all 90 positions quickly, Revision will be hosting a career fair on Friday, September 18, at the Emory Hebard State Office Building, located at 100 Main Street Newport, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To learn more about the positions or apply, visit Revision’s career site at or apply in person at their office, 30 Industrial Drive, Suite 10 Newport.

91-year-old man illegally drives convertible up Mount Orford to fulfill bucket list dream

in Eastern Townships/News

ORFORD, QC — A 91-year-old man crossed an unusual experience off his bucket list on Saturday, and received a $1,000 fine, when he set out to climb a Mount Orford ski slope in his convertible.

Officers of the Memphremagog Police Board received calls at around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday notifying them that an elderly man behind the wheel of a 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible was trying to reach the summit of Mount Orford by way of the ski slope.

The man, who police say was from Valleyfield, Quebec, was accompanied by his wife and another passenger who exited the vehicle at the base of the slope, and raised the chain barrier to allow his vehicle to pass.

Several hikers in the area attempted to wave the man back down, but he continued on his way. He eventually reached the summit.

After achieving his goal, he came back down the mountain on the same path, where he was greeted by police.

He told police that he had trouble walking, and wanted to reach the summit of Mount Orford before he died.

Police say that they ticketed him $1,000 for reckless driving, given the presence of hikers on the trail, and the danger of the stunt.

“The penalty did not seem to bother him too much,” said Lieutenant Sylvain Guay of the Memphremagog Police Board.

Mount Orford is a mountain and ski resort located in the Mont-Orford National Park in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec.

Newport man’s death ruled accidental drowning

in Glover/Newport/News

GLOVER — The death of a 41-year-old Newport man found in the Barton River has been ruled an accidental drowning by Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner.

Travis Stuart went missing last Tuesday while working at a farm in Glover. A tractor he was using was found at the edge of a field at around 11:30 a.m., but Stuart was gone. He was last seen tedding hay at the farm, near the Junction of VT-16 and VT-122.

When he did not report back to the farm or his home in Newport, his mother became increasingly concerned and notified police.

Authorities began searching for Stuart that evening. At around 10 a.m. on Wednesday they located his body in the Barton River, approximately a half a mile from where he went missing.

His death has been ruled an accidental drowning.

Stuart was remembered by many in the area as a hard working, reliable and friendly man.

The Glover Community Church will be holding a remembrance lunch on Saturday in honor of Stuart.

$8.3 million awarded to improve Newport State Airport

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Two federal grants totaling more than $8.3 million were recently awarded to make critical improvements to Newport’s Airport as it expands to accommodate a continued increase of economic growth in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

The grants, awarded by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to the State of Vermont, will construct a taxiway and extend the runway to accommodate more and larger planes that will bring people to the area for business, tourist, and recreation opportunities.

The grants will also be used to construct a building to house snow plows and equipment. The DOT made awards of $7.6 million for the taxiway and extended runway and $729,000 to construct the snow removal equipment building.

“The Northeast Kingdom has a lot to offer, and these funds will help drive more people to a truly beautiful part of Vermont,” Governor Peter Shumlin said.

The grants follow an additional $8.8 million awarded last year by the Federal Aviation Administration to help with the airport’s expansion.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement:

“These grants are an investment in the economic growth of the Northeast Kingdom. By making these improvements to the Newport State Airport, we are facilitating the growing tourism industry, bringing new business and encouraging job growth in the region that is filled with promise.”

Three facing charges after fight in Sutton

in Brownington/News/Sutton

SUTTON — Three people are facing charges after a fight that took place in Sutton on Sunday.

Police issued a statement that at around 5:30 p.m. they responded to 94 Rocky Road for a reported assault. They say their initial investigation revealed that Joseph Nagle, 33, of Sutton, was involved in a physical altercation with Charles Bachelder, 48, of Brownington.

The statement goes on to say that both men assaulted each other, and during the course of the assault, Kateria Morris, 28, of Sutton, pointed an unloaded shotgun at Bachelder, in a reported effort to stop the fight.

Nagle and Bachelder were issued citations to appear in Caledonia Court for the charge of simple assault.

Morris was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia Court for the charge of reckless endangerment.

This case is still under investigation.

Newport City Flower Pot Program seeking sponsors

in Newport/News/Uncategorized

NEWPORT — A few years back Penny Thomas went door-to-door seeking money to kickstart a beautification program in Newport City. Now, the Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC) is overseeing the project, and they are seeking community sponsors to continue to keep the project going.

NCRC is happy to present The Newport City Flower Pot Program. The project, spearheaded by Penny Thomas, began with hanging flower baskets on Main Street and has expanded across Veteran’s Memorial Bridge and East Main Street. The concrete urns full of flowers on the Causeway and the street-level whiskey barrels on Main Street are also part of this beautification program.

Thomas grew the program to its current size, and in 2015, passed the torch to NCRC. NCRC’s Design Committee gladly accepted the task of overseeing the flowers. 

NCRC is now seeking local support to continue the program into the future.

Each flower pot is valued at $180.00, which covers spring set-up, summer-long watering and fertilizing, and annual equipment maintenance.  

NCRC welcomes those interested to sponsor a flower pot or multiple pots to help out. Simple donations of any amount are also welcome.  

Donations can be made online, by mail, or in person.

For more information, Click Here.

Rash of break-ins hits Troy, Big Bear Real Estate burglarized

in Jay/News/Troy

TROY — Police say that four incidents of burglary and larceny took place during a crime spree that happened in Jay and Troy Tuesday night.

In total, one business, one construction site, and two residents were targeted during the rash of break-ins.

Police say that Big Bear Real Estate was burglarized sometime between 6:45 p.m. Tuesday night, and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A theft also occurred at a Whitcomb Construction work site located on Leavitt Circle in the Town of Jay.

Two residents in Troy were also targeted, with a police report listing the victims as Daniel Pepin, 40, at one location, and Gregory Dunn, 36, at the other location.

Police say that numerous items were stolen in each incident, and are requesting that anyone with any information regarding this crime spree contact the Vermont State Police Derby Barracks.

Missing Newport man found dead in Barton River

in Glover/Newport/News

GLOVER — Police are reporting that Travis Stuart, 41, of Newport, was found deceased in the Barton River, approximately 1/2 mile from where he went missing on Tuesday.

They say that there is no evidence at this time to indicate this as being a suspicious death or involving foul play.

Stuart’s death is still under investigation and pending an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

On Tuesday night police began searching for Stuart after he went missing in Glover while working at a farm located near the Junction of VT-16 and VT-122.

The tractor he was using was located at the edge of a field at around 11:30 a.m., but Stuart was gone.

The Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team, Derby Troopers, VSP K9, Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies, Newport Police, and the Glover Fire Department continued the search Wednesday.

Just after 10 a.m., police say they located his body in the Barton River.

Police search for missing Newport man last seen in Glover

in Glover/Newport/News

GLOVER — Police said Tuesday night that they were searching for a 41-year-old man from Newport who went missing in Glover.

At around 6 p.m. police were notified that Travis Lee Stuart, 41, of Newport, was missing. His mother reported that he was last known to be tedding hay at a farm field in Glover.

The farm is located near the Junction of VT-16 and VT-122.

Stuart works as a farm hand on a nearby farm located on Dexter Mountain Road in Glover, about three miles from the field.

The tractor was located at the edge of the field around 11:30 a.m., but Stuart was gone.

Since he had not reported back at the farm or his home in Newport, family members became increasingly concerned and notified police this evening.

The Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team, Derby Troopers, VSP K9, Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies, Newport Police, and the Glover Fire Department are continuing to search at this time.

At this time authorities are requesting anyone who has seen Travis Stuart or knows his whereabouts to contact the Vermont State Police.

A photo of Stuart can be seen below:


Overturned tractor trailer in Derby

in Derby/News

DERBY — A tractor-trailer that was towing a manure spreader overturned in Derby this afternoon.

The single vehicle accident took place on U.S. Route 5 in the Town of Derby, at around 11:25 a.m.

Police say that the driver, Michael Judd, 72, of Derby, was wearing his seatbelt at the time and not injured in the crash

A report issued by police states that their investigation determined that due to the speed of the tractor-trailer unit, Judd was forced to drive partially off the roadway in order to avoid colliding with another vehicle.

The soft ground caused the unit to overturn.

The scene was cleared within a few hours.

[VIDEO] Details emerge in Greensboro murder as suspect appears in court

in Greensboro/News

Homicide suspect Ryan Bacon, 30, was in Orleans County Criminal Court today to face a first degree murder charge, after the shooting death of Lou Ron Schneider, 68, of Greensboro, on Sunday night.

Orleans County State’s Attorney Jennifer Barrett gave a short press conference after the arraignment, providing new details in the case.

Barrett told reporters that the affidavit indicates premeditation, with witnesses saying that Bacon said that he was going to kill the victim before the incident.

Greensboro murder suspect in custody

in Greensboro/News

GREENSBORO — Homicide suspect Ryan Bacon has been taken into custody without incident after turning himself in at the Hardwick Police Department on Monday evening.

Bacon will be charged with first degree murder, after the shooting death of Lou Ron Schneider, 68, of Greensboro, on Sunday night.

Police say Bacon is lodged at Northeast Regional Correctional Facility, and is being held without bail.

At around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to a residence on The Bend Road in Greensboro to a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they discovered Schneider suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Witnesses told police there was a dispute between the two men before the incident. Bacon is alleged to have shot Schneider with a rifle.

He was transported to Copley Hospital where he later died.

Police say that the investigation into the death is ongoing.

Murder in Greensboro

in Greensboro/News

UPDATE: Authorities with the Vermont State Police and Hardwick Police have recovered the truck last seen driven by Ryan Bacon away from the scene following the Sunday shooting incident on The Bend Road in Greensboro.

The truck was recovered in a wooded area on Stannard Mountain Road in Stannard. At this time authorities are still looking for Mr. Bacon.

Police say Search efforts will continue tomorrow. They are advising the public if you see the suspect, do not approach, call 911 immediately.

GREENSBORO — A 68-year-old man was murdered in Greensboro on Sunday night, and a manhunt is underway to locate the suspect, who police say is armed and dangerous.

At around 8:30 p.m., police responded to a residence on The Bend Road in Greensboro to a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they discovered Lou Ron Schneider, 68, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Witnesses told police there was a dispute between the victim and Ryan Bacon, 30. Bacon reportedly went outside the residence and retrieved a rifle and shot the victim who was standing on the porch.

Bacon then left in his vehicle.

Schneider was transported to Copley Hospital where he later died.

Hardwick Police requested assistance from the Vermont State Police to take the lead in the investigation.

A manhunt is underway for Bacon. They are looking for a dark-colored GMC truck with Vermont plates 225A207.


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