Saturday, May 25 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:56:57 GMT
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities. Saturday of Memorial Day weekendMore >>
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
An Au Sable Forks, New York theater is one of ten in the North Country doing what it can to stay open. "We'll be dark. There will be no movies shown in these theaters and you'll have toMore >>
After being denied a state grant, a number of North Country theaters could go dark by the end of the year. That's because Hollywood is getting rid of film movies, which is what those theaters rely on. But they're not giving up yet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:51:11 GMT
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path. Governor Shumlin was at the site of the hardestMore >>
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:25:36 GMT
Beansie's Bus is situated right along the start and finish of the race so they're looking to get swamped by hungry customers Sunday but rain too. "Unfortunately the weather might not cooperate," Beansie'sMore >>
VCM organizers making sure they have cold/rainy weather equipment for runners.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:38 GMT
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.In just a few hours heavy rains flooded much of Northern Vermont. Hardest hit were Essex, Jericho, and Underhill.The torrential rains Thursday nightMore >>
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
NEWPORT, Vt. -
Continuing coverage tonight on a story we've been following since August. Roger Pion, the man accused of using a tractor to crush seven Sheriff's cars is facing a 15th charge. He was supposed to be in court at nine this morning, but his attorney had to leave court to pick him up.
It took Roger Pion about an hour to get into court this morning. After the state verified that using a tractor in the street was a form of transportation, they tacked on the new charge.
Charge number 15 is for driving with a suspended license. The prosecuting attorney says when Roger Pion lashed out at police and drove a tractor over seven Orleans County squad cars, Pion wasn't a licensed driver.
"Why they're adding such an inconsequential charge to the rest, I have no idea," Pion's attorney David Sleigh said.
Pion was scheduled to be in court at nine Tuesday morning, but as the minutes kept ticking by... Pion's attorney David Sleigh eventually left court, drove to his client's house and brought him back to avoid an arrest warrant for failing to appear.
"I'm fairly certain that he'll understand the gravity of this situation," Sleigh said.
I stopped by Pion's house to see if he had anything to say, but his mom came to the door and said they have no comment. When I talked to his attorney, he said Roger was simply confused as to whether or not he had to be in court.
Once Pion got there, the prosecution layed out the new charge. Seven of the previous charges represent each cruiser, Pion's lawyer wants them combined into one charge.
"If there's a single criminal act, you can only be punished once," Sleigh said.
"The theory of the state is that there are seven distinct destructions of property," Prosecuting attorney Alan Franklin said.
The defense attorney also tried to get rid of the charge that claims Pion put the tractor in reverse and headed toward two officers. The judge rejected the request. Sleigh says he plans to try again.
If you add up all of the time these 15 charges carry, Roger Pion could technically spend 70 years in prison.
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