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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:19:11 GMT
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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 >>
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:42:31 GMT
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WEST HAVEN, Vt. -
To some, Vermont's known as the dairy capital of the world, but one woman got quite creative with what to do with all that manure! She allegedly smeared it all over the inside of another woman's car. Laura Richards says it was her husband's mistress. Well, Richards was the one who got caught and was in court today.
Mud and cow manure on the dash, the seats, even the air conditioning vents were filled.
"Everything is dirty," said one witness on the farm.
And police say 39 year old Laura Richards is responsible. She pleaded not guilty to simple assault and unlawful mischief in court Wednesday.
"She was a mistress of my first husband's as well," Defendant Laura Richards said.
She's referring to Jessica Drake. Richards believes Drake is having an affair with her current husband Joshua Richards.
"I don't know how they know each other or what this story is, something in the past, but I don't know," Joshua Richards said.
Police say Laura Richards showed up to the farm on Route 22A in West Haven, where her husband and Drake work.
"She was right in my face," Jessica Drake said.
Police say a fight between the two women started and ended with Drake hitting her head on a pipe.
"It's just bruised," Drake said.
I stopped by the farm to get Jessica's side of the story, she says she has no idea how this all got started.
She told me, "I have a finance."
But for Richards, it was revenge. "I don't deserve to be abused, spit on, cut, punched, kicked," she said.
In the battle of she said, she said... the mud and cow manure went flying! No doubt it's an unusual story, but Richards could face serious consequences if convicted. Technically a year and a half behind bars.
By the time police caught up with Richards, she claimed manure and mud had been flung on her car too. But police say, based on evidence, it looks like she smeared it on herself.
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