Vermont Catholic Bishop Christopher Coyne weighed in to oppose the legislation.
Author: Alan J. Keays
Police say dispute over drug territory fueled Rutland drive-by shooting that left New York man dead
A hearing Thursday delved into whether the 18-year-old murder suspect would be held in an adult prison. A judge said yes.
Pennsylvania man to serve more than 12 years in 2020 Cambridge drug theft killing
Taylor Ruffin Herrington pleaded guilty to using a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime and conspiracy to distribute heroin and crack cocaine. Prosecutors said he fired six shots into the home of Michael Haines “in a dispute over 60-70 bundles of heroin.”
South Burlington man gets year in prison for Covid-19 federal aid fraud
Dennis Duffy II, 40, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Burlington after earlier pleading guilty to charges of loan fraud and money laundering.
Vermont State Police investigating death of 34-year-old man in custody at Springfield prison
Alexander Kelley was found unresponsive in his cell shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday by prison staff during a routine check, according to a press release from Vermont State Police. He was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m., police said.
Prosecutors allege ex-credit union manager concocted $140,000 fraud scheme
Tracy Thibodeau, 46, of Windsor, pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony fraud offense that allegedly took place when she worked at the Vermont VA Federal Credit Union in White River Junction, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont.
Prosecutors say it’s impossible to tell who killed a Waterford man as another person is sentenced in the case
John Welch, formerly of Woodsville, New Hampshire, received a nine-year prison term Friday on charges linked to the October 2018 slaying of 37-year-old Michael Pimental.
Newbury voters express strong opposition to state’s plan to house a secure youth treatment facility
In a ballot measure, residents fought the plan to convert a former bed-and-breakfast site to a high-security detention facility. The effect of the non-binding vote remains to be seen.
Judge puts off accepting plea deal in Burlington murder case amid competency concerns
The deferred agreement is the latest twist in the case against Louis Fortier, accused of stabbing another man to death on Burlington’s Church Street in March 2017. Judge John Pacht cited concerns after hearing from Fortier that he believed the CIA was tracking him.
Superior Court judge to retire after questioning from lawmakers
Following a heated exchange with lawmakers on the Joint Committee on Judicial Retention last week, Judge A. Gregory Rainville withdrew his application for retention. He will step down when his term expires in March.