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Police investigate death in Orleans

in News/Orleans

ORLEANS — A 54-year-old woman from Orleans is dead and her husband is in the hospital following an incident that took place last night. At around 9:27 p.m. police say they received a 911 call from a female who identified herself as Thea Swartz and reported that her husband was pointing a pistol at her…

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Police warn parents in Orleans following arrest

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — A 68-year-old man from Orleans was arrested after police say they received several complaints over the last month about his conduct around juvenile females in the area. Raymond Benson was picked up on Sunday for violation of an order against stalking, and felony aggravated stalking/person under 16. Police say for the past month…

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Subway in Orleans robbed at knife-point

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police are looking for two suspects who robbed the Subway restaurant in Orleans at knife-point last night. At around 7:30 p.m. two individuals entered the restaurant, located at 25 Railroad Avenue, and demanded money. One of the individuals then displayed a knife. Police say the two left the scene on foot with an…

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Police: Bow and arrow shot at home in Orleans

in News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police say that someone shot a bow and arrow at a house in Orleans. This morning at around 10:50 a.m. police were notified of the vandalism that occurred at a residence on Maple Street. A trooper responded and met with the complainant who advised his residence had been shot by a bow and…

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Moose poached in Westmore, dragged to Orleans

in Orleans/Westmore

WESTMORE — Vermont state game wardens are seeking tips to help solve a case of a moose that was poached in Westmore. The cow moose was shot from the road out of season and at night on Saturday, September 23. After poachers shot the moose, they dragged the animal on the road behind their truck…

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Clan of the Hawk intertribal powwow this weekend in Evansville

in Evansville/Orleans

EVANSVILLE — The Clan of the Hawk will host an intertribal powwow this Saturday and Sunday, on their tribal grounds on Route 58 in Evansville, three miles east of the village of Orleans. Admission to the grounds and parking are both free. All weekend the powwow will feature native dancers, drummers, storytellers, basket weaving, and…

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Police: Brownington man busted doing burnouts, drunk

in Brownington/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — A 37-year-old man from Brownington was arrested today after police say he was caught doing burnouts in his truck while intoxicated. Just before 1:00 p.m. police say they received complaints of a vehicle seen driving recklessly in Orleans. One caller reported seeing a silver GMC pickup truck driving down the roadway and doing…

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Lake Region track team eyes state championships this weekend

in News/Orleans

ORLEANS — The Lake Region Union High School track and field team’s regular season wrapped up last week with a list of impressive performances as they prepare for the state championship meet this weekend. Catherine Close placed fourth in the javelin at the Burlington Invitational and eighth in the discus, against many Division One schools.…

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Police identify body discovered in Westmore

in Newport/News/Orleans/Westmore

NEWPORT — The body recovered in Westmore on Friday has been identified as Tyler Robinson, 23, of Orleans. Investigators say there is no evidence or information to suspect foul play in this incident. Robinson was last seen at his residence on Water Street in Orleans on May 12, 2017, at approximately 10:45 a.m. His body…

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Body recovered in Westmore

in Newport/News/Orleans/Westmore

WESTMORE — Authorities say that the body of a man discovered on a rock shelf on Mount Pisgah, has been recovered. At approximately 4:30 p.m. crews were able to retrieve the body from the cliff’s edge. At this time rescue crews say they moved the body to Long Pond Road in the town of Westmore.…

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Police: Body recovery in Westmore possibly delayed until Thursday

in Newport/News/Orleans/Westmore

WESTMORE — Officials involved in the Orleans missing person search effort are advising that the recovery process of the deceased individual discovered yesterday will be delayed, perhaps until Thursday. According to a statement issued by police, the extreme nature of the terrain, the equipment, and expertise needed to access the area in which the individual…

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Search continues for missing Orleans man

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — There is an ongoing search for a 23-year-old Orleans man who has been missing for a few days. Police are requesting assistance in locating Tyler Robinson, who was last seen at his residence on Water Street in Orleans, on May 12, 2017, at approximately 10:45 a.m. Authorities say they will be continuing their…

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Steelhead runs happening now in Orleans, Coventry

in coventry/Orleans/Outdoors

ORLEANS — One of the state’s premier wildlife watching opportunities is happening right now in Orleans. The steelhead rainbow trout have started their upstream migration, leaping up waterfalls in a spectacular display of determination on their way to their spawning grounds. The best place to spot steelhead is at Willoughby Falls just outside downtown Orleans.…

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Derby man facing charges after hit-and-run

in Derby/News/Orleans

DERBY — Police say they took a 79-year-old Derby man into custody last night after he crashed into another vehicle, and then fled the scene. At around 7:00 p.m. police were notified that a 2000 Jeep Cherokee had been involved in a rear-end collision on Route 5 in Derby, near the I-91 on-ramps. The Jeep…

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Local elementary schools dive into composting

in Glover/Newport/Orleans

GLOVER — School cafeterias across Northern Vermont are closing the food cycle as they lead the way in diverting food scraps from landfills through composting. More than ten Northeast Kingdom elementary schools that work with Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), a nonprofit in Newport that works with schools to plant schools gardens, provide nutrition and agriculture…

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Orleans man loses truck, four-wheeler in garage fire

in Fire/Orleans

ORLEANS — A fire broke out at a garage on Water Street in Orleans on Tuesday. At around 12:30 p.m. firefighters were notified of the blaze. The garage belonged to Tony Mason. Mason lost a truck, tools, and an off-road vehicle in the fire. Crews from Orleans and Barton worked to contain the fire, keeping…

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Police release surveillance images of Orleans One Stop robbery

in Orleans

NEWPORT — Police are continuing to investigate the armed robbery that took place on Monday night at the Orleans One Stop. The images above were released by police on Tuesday afternoon. Police say there are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police, Derby barracks at 802-334-8881.

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Orleans One Stop robbed at gunpoint

in Orleans

ORLEANS — An armed robbery took place at around the Orleans One Stop Monday night. The incident took place at around 10:00 p.m. The suspect entered the store waving a handgun and demanded that the store clerk turn over the money from the cash register. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’6”…

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Dental center coming to Orleans in December

in Health/Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Northern Counties Health Care recently announced the expansion of their dental program in collaborative partnership with North Country Hospital and the Village of Orleans. Once operational, the new Orleans Dental Center will employ a dentist, hygienist, dental assistant, receptionist and office supervisor. The practice will have two Operatories and two hygiene rooms, and…

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