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St. Johnsbury prison on lockdown after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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ST. JOHNSBURY — An officer at the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury has tested positive for COVID-19. Records show the officer was last in the facility on October 12. Vermont Department of Corrections and Vermont Department of Health officials say NECC went on full lockdown on Thursday pending the outcome of contact tracing and…

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Newport man killed in motorcycle crash

in Lunenburg/Newport/News/St. Johnsbury

NEWPORT — A 64-year-old man from Newport was killed in a motorcycle crash this afternoon in Kirby. Emergency workers were notified of a two-vehicle crash on US Route 2 near the Kirby, St. Johnsbury town line at around 1:20 p.m. Police say Larry Bowman was traveling east when he lost control of his motorcycle on…

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Police: 16 arrested during month-long NEK drug sweep

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom/St. Johnsbury

NEWPORT — Authorities say a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement effort has been focusing on drug trafficking in the areas of Newport and Saint Johnsbury. During the month-long operation conducted by federal, state, local, and county officers, and federal and state prosecutors, law enforcement arrested or charged 16 individuals, searched 3 residences, and seized approximately 700…

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Congressman Peter Welch meets with NEK Young Professionals

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — Vermont U.S. Representative Peter Welch recently visited with young professionals in the Northeast Kingdom at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. The Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network helped to organize the breakfast with Congressman Welch’s office. Young entrepreneurs and professionals from local non-profit organizations, serving youth and families, the service industry, and marketing,…

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NVRH, NCH expand joint sleep medicine venture with new facility

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) in St. Johnsbury and North Country Hospital (NCH) in Newport have collaborated to enhance sleep medicine services in Vermont with the opening of an expanded Northern Vermont Center for Sleep Disorders location The center will open February 4. The new clinic, which offers the latest in comprehensive…

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NEK Chamber seeking input on issues to be discussed at first legislative breakfast

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ST. JOHNSBURY — There will be a notable change at the Northeast Kingdom Chamber Legislative Breakfast to be held Monday, Jan. 28, at 8 a.m., at the St. Johnsbury House, 1207 Main St., St. Johnsbury. Unlike in years past, when local legislators gave committee reports during their allotted time, there will be far more discussion…

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Bahamas chamber representatives visit NEK

in Northeast Kingdom/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY – Representatives from two chambers in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas visited with the Northeast Kingdom Chamber executive director on Oct. 20 as part of a mutual initiative with the Vermont Council on World Affairs and the United States Department of State. According to Executive Director Darcie McCann, the intent of the trip…

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Two men accused of human trafficking, sexual assault in Lyndonville area

in Lyndonville/News/St. Johnsbury

LYNDONVILLE — Two men are facing charges of human trafficking and sexual assault involving a juvenile in Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury, according to Vermont State Police. Back in May, police investigators and the Department of Children and Families began a joint investigation into a report of a human trafficking case. Police say the two men,…

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Man, woman from Newport in head-on motorcycle crash in St. Johnsbury

in Newport/News/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — A man and woman from Newport were taken to the hospital after their motorcycle was hit head-on in St. Johnsbury over the weekend. Stephen Ellis, 45, and Kristy Ellis, 43, were riding a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Memorial Drive at around 7:30 p.m., when the incident took place. Bradford King, 77,…

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Missing St. Johnsbury man found dead

in News/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — Polce say that they have located the body of a 45-year-old man from St. Johnsbury who has been missing since January 9. Today, at approximately 12:15 p.m., a body was located off the side of an old logging road east of Breezy Hill Road in St. Johnsbury, by an individual who was…

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22-year-old man killed in single-vehicle crash in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A 22-year-old man was killed in an early morning accident in St. Johnsbury. Police were called to investigate a single-vehicle crash on Severance Hill Road at around 4:00 a.m., Saturday morning. They say the investigation revealed a 1998 Subaru Legacy was traveling south when it traveled off the east side of the…

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Arrest made after false traffic stop in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — An arrest has been made in connection with a false traffic stop that took place in St. Johnsbury back on Christmas of 2015. Police say that after an investigation, Obadiah Croteau, 19, of Burlington, was issued a criminal citation to appear in Caledonia Criminal Court, to answer a charge of impersonating a…

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Police still searching for missing St. Jay man

in News/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — Police are still searching for a 45-year-old man from St. Johnsbury who went missing on January 9, 2016. Henry Morey was last seen at 48 Eastern Avenue (Republican Block) in the Village of St. Johnsbury. Police say he was at this location at approximately 6:00 p.m. Morey may have been wearing black…

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Armed man conducts false traffic stop in St. Jay

in News/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — Police are alerting the public about an incident that happened in the St. Johnsbury area on Christmas Day, when someone dressed in camouflage and wearing a gun conducted a false traffic stop. The incident took place at around 6 p.m. on U.S. Route 5. The victim called police and reported being pulled…

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Gun threats send Northeast Kingdom Human Services office into temporary lockdown

in News/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — Police say that they are investigating a series of threatening phone calls that sent the Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) office in St. Johnsbury into lockdown this morning. Police say that starting on Wednesday evening, the NKHS offices in St. Johnsbury started receiving phone calls threatening gun violence against the facility. The…

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Driver hits bear in Danville

in News/St. Johnsbury

DANVILLE — A woman from St. Johnsbury had her car heavily damaged after she hit a bear yesterday. The incident happened at around 6:50 p.m. on U.S. Route 2 in the town of Danville. Tracy Verge, 44 of St. Johnsbury, was traveling east when she struck the black bear as it was attempting to cross…

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Missing St. Johnsbury man found drowned in Connecticut River

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LITTLETON, N.H. — Authorities say that the body of a 24-year-old St. Johnsbury man was pulled from the Connecticut River in Littleton, New Hampshire, on Sunday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Scott B. Way. Way was reported missing by his family Saturday afternoon, which set off a search party that used K9 teams,…

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St. Johnsbury crash victim succumbs to injuries

in Lyndonville/News/St. Johnsbury

LYNDON — Almond Fletcher, 66, of St. Johnsbury, who was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash in Lyndon over the weekend, tragically succumbed to his injuries, police say. On Tuesday police issued a statement saying that Fletcher was pronounced dead on Monday at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Fletcher was traveling north on Elliot Road…

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Man ejected from vehicle during crash in Lyndon

in News/St. Johnsbury

LYNDON — A 66-year-old resident of St. Johnsbury was involved in a single-vehicle crash that took place in Lyndon on Saturday afternoon. Police say that Almond Fletcher was traveling north on Elliot Road at around 2:10 p.m., when he left the roadway, collided with a tree, and went down an embankment. Fletcher was ejected from…

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