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Courts & Corrections
They are facing charges of unlawful trespass after allegedly refusing to leave the port of entry building at the Highgate border crossing.
Robert Merriam, who was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression, was turned down on two applications for a medical marijuana card.
The suit says Corrections Corporation of America, which housed Vermont prisoners in Kentucky, failed to provide a safe environment. The plaintiff was hurt by a saw.
Justices cited errors made in a 2013 jury trial. Under an agreement, Lamar Scales, who was accused of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, could be released without supervision.
A state employee was fired after it came to light that he had misbehaved as a juror in the Donald Fell murder trial. The VSEA takes up his case.
The three bills address lewd conduct, the statute of limitations, and a “bill of rights” for people who have been sexually assaulted.
The Jay Peak owner is suing the insurer to cover his legal bills in the face of fraud allegations. But the company says Quiros should pay its cost of fighting the coverage request.
On Valentine’s Day, Jacob Burnham picked the girl up from school before driving to the Canadian border.
Lawmakers are looking to the report for insights into the state’s public safety spending as they craft the next budget.
One of two dorms there has been vacant for more than a year. Its new use for general population prisoners will free up space elsewhere.
The case has been sent back to Superior Court, where he will get a chance at a reduction in his $100,000 bail. He wants to live at a Rutland homeless shelter.
“Neighbors look after each other, and I really did feel like I treated my neighbor badly,” one resident said of the reason for his visit to a Canadian Muslim who was denied U.S. entry.
One major sticking point to a settlement appears to be how to resolve issues with the public campaign finance law.