Thursday, June 20 2013 12:19 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:19:09 GMT
In 2012 more than 125 local businesses partnered with the HowardCenter to provide jobs for more than 400 people Thursday over 200 community members will gather for their annual "Big Night" fundraiser.More >>
HowardCenter "Big Night" fundraiser set for Thursday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:27 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:27:28 GMT
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. Vermont State Police say the operation is one of the largest arrest sweeps in Vermont with 100 officers trying to take multiple people intoMore >>
Dozens of Vermonters and New Jersey residents are facing drug charges after a sweeping drug bust in Windsor County Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:25:30 GMT
At a quiet Peacham, Vermont home Vermont State Police say tragedy struck Wednesday. They believe an angry ex-husband showed up, shot and killed the current husband, before killing himself. News thatMore >>
Police are looking for clues as to how a possible murder-suicide could have happened. And for people who knew the family, Wednesday's news wasn't easy to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:57 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:57:41 GMT
Wednesday morning police say a tractor trailer made it about halfway up Smugglers Notch before the driver realized he couldn't maneuver some of the tight turns. He decided his only option was to backMore >>
Wednesday morning police say a tractor trailer made it about halfway up Smugglers Notch before the driver realized he couldn't maneuver some of the tight turns.
He decided his only option was to back the big rig out; which took about an hour.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:28:51 GMT
Michael Hastings, a distinguished and fearless investigative journalist known throughout the world died in a single car accident in California yesterday. He was just 33 years old. Hastings went to highMore >>
Michael Hastings, a distinguished and fearless investigative journalist known throughout the world died in a single car accident in California yesterday. He was just 33 years old. Hastings went to high school right here in South Burlington and recently wrote about his favorite teacher. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:19:11 GMT
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was named a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency on Wednesday, thanks in large part to its new eco-friendly Essex facility. Huge fans, spanning 24-feet, swirlMore >>
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was named a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency on Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:57 GMT
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.Police say after initiating the search for the white van, they located the van at a residence.More >>
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:58:42 GMT
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.Police say they received a 911 call that shots were fired on Slack Street. The female caller told police that an unknown whiteMore >>
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:42:31 GMT
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.A recent Gallup poll revealed Vermont is among the top ten states in the country where employees are actively disengaged from their jobs.TheMore >>
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.More >>
MARSHFIELD, Vt. -
Update: Vermont state police say Russell Douse, 54 of East Montpelier, tried to lure a 14-year-old Twinfield Union school student to have sex with him in March.
Washington Northeast Supervisory Superintendent Nancy Thomas says school leaders found out about the incident shortly after it happened.
"When we heard about the allegations Mark Mooney, who's our principal, immediately put Russell on leave," said Thomas.
While on leave, police investigated the incident.
On Wednesday, Douse was arrested and Superintendent Thomas and others started to learn more about what had happened.
"Oh it's devastating. We work really hard to make that not only are our students to learn but that they're safe," said Thomas.
Douse was fired from the district less than a month after being put on leave.
For nearly four years he worked as a bus driver and custodian.
Douse's address in the phone book brings you to route 14N.
We showed his photo to neighbors, who verified that he lives there.
But when we went to the door no one answered.
Douse will back in court next month.
In the mean time Superintendent Thomas says her staff prepared to support students in the days to come.
"We have no reason to think that there are any other students involved."
A Vermont school bus driver and custodian at the Twinfield School was arrested Wednesday for sexually luring a 14-year-old boy.
State Police say, Russell Douse, 54, of East Montpelier, Vt., was placed on leave by Twinfield School pending the outcome of the investigation. The incident took place in Marshfield, Vt. He was subsequently released from employment.
Douse was cited and released and is due in Washington Superior Court at the end of June.
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