The collision took place on Route 105 near Lumbra Road, according to Vermont State Police.
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For now, defendant in Brattleboro ax murder found incompetent
The state can order a further competency evaluation, and if Zaaina Mahvish-Jammeh is released from Department of Mental Health custody, they will be held by the Department of Corrections, a judge wrote.
Competency hearing dispute lands mental health commissioner in contempt of court
A Superior Court judge issued a scathing order late last week, calling out the Vermont Department of Mental Health for “continued obstruction of the criminal justice process.”
Judge finds no probable cause for assault charges against troopers in beanbag case
Trooper Zachary Trocki and Sgt. Ryan Wood had been cited to appear in court on misdemeanor charges of simple assault and reckless endangerment, stemming from an incident in which a 61-year-old man was seriously injured last year.
Incarcerated man alleges Springfield prison superintendent ignored report of sexual abuse by officer
In a civil lawsuit, Michael Lewis alleges Mike Lyon, who recently returned as superintendent of the Southern State Correctional Facility after he was cleared in an unspecified misconduct investigation, prevented him from reporting alleged sexual abuse by a corrections officer.
Vermont Supreme Court hears arguments on proposed Newbury juvenile facility
The facility would fill a gap left after the closure of Woodside in 2020, but local residents overwhelmingly oppose its development.
Tiny house crash causes minor inconvenience in Royalton
A truck hauling a tiny house crashed into the single-lane railroad underpass bridge on Route 14 on Sunday morning.
In downtown Brattleboro, crimes are fast — and the selectboard response slow
A recent armed robbery sparked local headlines exactly a year after residents, seeing the number of burglaries nearly double from 2021 to 2022, first asked municipal leaders for security measures yet to be taken.
After court dismisses state trooper assault charge, prosecutors and police exchange blame
Trooper Robert Zink was accused of using excessive force against a person being arrested in February 2021. A judge threw out the case Tuesday morning as jurors were preparing to assemble.
Residents evacuated after Burlington shooting causes gas leak
Police say they responded to gunfire early Tuesday morning on Riverside Avenue in Burlington that damaged buildings and punctured a nearby gas line. Responding officers who evacuated residents say no one is believed to have been injured.