In a deal with prosecutors, former state police detective Zachary Gauthier pleaded guilty to violating a restraining order, providing false information to police and violating the conditions of his pretrial release.
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Unconditional release of Vermont student in school threat case prompts concerns at Minnesota college
Waylon Kurts, 21, is out on bail in Vermont without conditions in an alleged school threat case involving St. Olaf College in Minnesota. The college sent a letter to the school community this week to warn of the change of conditions.
Corrections department hires law firm to increase transparency, review ongoing death investigations
The firm will help develop a process for making the findings of investigations public, the department said. The firm will also review ongoing death investigations.
Essex Junction woman pleads not guilty to DUI in crash that killed her 11-year-old son
Dawn Baustert, her husband and two of their children were heading to Boston when both adults may have fallen asleep prior to the crash, Baustert’s husband told police at the crash scene.
Brattleboro to hire unarmed private security in test to help understaffed police
The number of local burglaries has nearly doubled in the past year, and downtown businesses and organizations repeatedly have asked the selectboard to broaden municipal safety measures.
Shooting victims identified as brothers from Leicester
Police have ruled the elder brother’s death a homicide after an autopsy determined his death was caused by gunshot wounds.
Town asks judge to issue arrest warrant for Slate Ridge owner
After being unable to enter Daniel Banyai’s property on June 1, Pawlet town officials asked the state Environmental Court to order his arrest, while a federal judge threw out his new lawsuit.
Former assistant judge gets 3 years of probation for theft of county funds
Patricia Duff, who had been an elected judge in Windham County, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of grand larceny under an agreement with state prosecutors.
1 killed, 1 injured in a shooting in Leicester
Police found the two victims by the road while responding to a 911 call around 10 p.m. reporting a disturbance near Route 7.
Burlington to pay $750K to settle police use-of-force lawsuit
Mayor Miro Weinberger announced in a press release on Friday that three brothers who sued the city for excessive force related to a 2018 incident will drop their lawsuit in exchange for the payment.