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 >>
MONTPELIER, Vt. -
Vermont State Police leaders say they are suspicious of time sheets going back years for former Sergeant James Deeghan.
Right now Deeghan only faces charges for stealing thousands of dollars for bogus overtime in June. But now dozens of police troopers are pulling and double checking Deeghan's time sheets from even further back.
In Montpelier Tuesday, Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn says state police have found even more "abnormalities" with Deeghan's time cards.
"It appears that it's gone back approximately two years or even longer," says Flynn
Besides Deeghan, Flynn says investigators will look at time sheets of all state police workers going back three-months. State Auditor Tom Salmon wants to do more in light of the Deeghan case.
"We've been concerned that for years we've created an environment in Vermont where we trust people too much and we give people opportunity," says Salmon.
That's why Salmon says he wants to look at state police pay going back one year and see if there's anything suspicious.
While the current problem appears to be focused on one trooper in state police, the state auditor wants to take a much broader look.
"Everybody needs to be on notice that we're watching," says Salmon.
Salmon says it will cost $100,000 to hire an outside firm to help look at time sheets across all state workers.
While he says it's money well spent, Governor Peter Shumlin says Vermonters should still have faith in state government.
"There is no reason to believe there is widespread time sheet fraud in Vermont," says Shumlin.
Salmon says the check of time sheets will look for problems and also offer recommendations. He wants to make sure there are proper checks in place to prevent more time card fraud.
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