Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket. Frederick Randall matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the power ball for the April 5th drawing.He would have won $10,000, but he played an extra buckMore >>
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:01:42 GMT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY. New York State Office of General Services CommissionerMore >>
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:18 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:18:04 GMT
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday. The 1,400 member national council voted to change its current policy to allow openly gay youth. TheMore >>
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:08:29 GMT
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone. We told you the fountain was being removed last month. Church Street Marketplace leaders say it was too expensive to run and blocked foot traffic.More >>
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:01:37 GMT
If you're approached by a Vermont State Trooper, there's one thing you may not see, a tattoo. That's because for six years the department hasn't allowed visible ink.But VSP Captain David Notte saysMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:54:33 GMT
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses. So much so it has the Department of Public Works looking closely at making some major repairs to the entire system. TheMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:24:21 GMT
Undocumented immigrants in Vermont won a huge battle in the state legislature this year that will eventually give them the chance to earn driver's licenses. That includes Jose Norman. "I've been hereMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:51:07 GMT
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt. According to the Shelburne Fire Department, something in the back of a Casella Waste truck caught fire. TheMore >>
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:04:40 GMT
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state. According to the legislation HB573, it would allow patients with cancer, glaucoma, positive status forMore >>
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:34:26 GMT
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.FOX44 and ABC22 reporter Michael Page says they haven't found anythingMore >>
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.More >>
HANCOCK, Vt. -
Police say three Vermont meth manufacturers, and users are off the streets. After someone tipped police off that a meth lab was inside a trailer in Hancock, investigators put a stop to it.
This story is still developing, when I left Hancock today, dozens of police and hazmat crews were still gathering evidence from the scene. We actually told you this morning about the three who were arrested, and today I caught up with them in court. They all pleaded not guilty.
Police say what once housed a meth lab is now the site of an ongoing drug investigation. Police say 44 year old Michael Wood, 20 year old Steven Arnold and 32 year old Meegan Smith were all using and making meth in a trailer just off highway 125 in Hancock.
"The chemicals that are used are very volatile and it posed a significant safety risk," Addison County Assistant Attorney General Robert Menzel said.
In exchange for a lighter sentence, someone agreed to become an informant for police. The informant was wired when he or she purchased meth from the accused dealers. Jeffrey Andrews lives close by, and has known Wood for years.
"He's a really good hearted guy, it's kind of sad that he's going down this path," Andrews said.
Andrews also knows Arnold and was shocked to hear he may be involved.
"I know his parents and I'm sure they're probably pretty devastated right about now," Andrews said.
Fortunately there aren't many homes in this area; the next closest house is about six hundred feet away, because often times meth labs can be explosive.
"It's scary that this is going on," Andrews said.
Police say the drug dealers were selling meth primarily to high school students. The meth lab was originally in the woods behind Wood's home, but after it blew up, the operation was moved indoors. In court, the assistant attorney general fought hard for pricey bail and the maximum time in prison... 15 years.
"I'd like to see them get the help that they need," Andrews added.
Given the severity of the crime, strength of the evidence and trio's prior criminal record, Wood's bail was set at 75 thousand dollars, Arnold's was set at 25 thousand and Smith is being held without bail because she has outstanding warrants for other meth related crimes in New York.
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