Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:38:49 GMT
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City. The tornado is estimated to have been at least 2 miles wide. So far Tuesday morning, there have been 51More >>
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:10:02 GMT
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters. The company in trouble is American Debt Counseling. They provide debt reduction programs and credit counseling to consumers. In a recentMore >>
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:29:03 GMT
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday. Burlington police say, inMore >>
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:53:56 GMT
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser. He has started a online campaign to raise money for the One Fund Boston, whichMore >>
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:08:20 GMT
On a quiet, Morristown, Vermont street, police say a neighborhood feud went too far. The owner of 80 George Street says he and the people in 75 never got along. "Ever since they moved in, they've justMore >>
We're beginning to learn more about a feud between neighbors that almost turned deadly. Four people have been arrested, two charged with attempted murder.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:12:36 GMT
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today. The 22 year old from Newport, Adam page pleaded not guilty to allMore >>
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:01:55 GMT
Call it death with dignity or physician assisted suicide, Monday Vermont became the first state to pass legislation, and the fourth state in total, allowing the hotly debated end of life choice. "I thankMore >>
How hospitals can develop protocols for the new law and whether or not they can in the first place.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:48:44 GMT
Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed the so-called "death with dignity bill" into law. But at the end of a long battle Vermonters now have a choice about ending their life given specific circumstances.More >>
There are limitations to using the new patient end of life choice.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:24 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:24:58 GMT
Last week, the Morristown Police Department investigated an intentionally set fire on George Street in Morristown, Vt.Police say the fire was set to a residence that was occupied by 4 adults and 2 childrenMore >>
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BURLINGTON, Vt. -
A cross-country murder-for-hire plot is becoming downright bizarre as more details emerge. Last month, we first told you about a foiled murder scheme in Vermont.
Tonight, more on the latest twist... Another hit, against pop star Justin Bieber!
This is definitely a strange one, and it all starts with a man who's already behind bars for killing a Barre, Vermont teen back in 2000. Well police say, that man, Dana Martin hired Staake and Ruane to kill Justin Bieber, but put a stop to his own plan.
If you have Justin Bieber fever, brace yourself.
We've known Mark Staake and Tanner Ruane had plans to commit the crime, but today we've learned it was Justin Bieber whom they planned to attack.
"I have such Bieber fever," University of Vermont freshman Jessica Okrant screamed!
Apparently so did Dana Martin, the mastermind behind the murder-for-hire plot to kill singing sensation Justin Bieber, his body guard, and two others. Police say Martin even has a tattoo of the teen on his leg. But when letters to the star went unanswered, Martin's obsession turned into rage.
"It's like impossible with security; it's just a ridiculous idea," Okrant said.
In jail, Martin met Mark Staake. Police say he convinced Staake and Staake's nephew Tanner Ruane to kidnap, strangle and castrate the Biebs.
The plan was set for just a few weeks ago at one of Bieber's sold out concerts in New York City. But Martin ended up confessing to the very plot he'd concocted. Staake was arrested at the Highgate border, Ruane in Rotterdam, New York. In their car, police found pruning shears, supposedly the same ones that were going to be used to castrate Bieber. The plan was to sell each testicle for $2,500.
"I would cry," Okrant said.
Even non "Beliebers" are appalled by the grizzly plot.
"I'm actually a big non fan of Justin Bieber, but I don't think the guy deserves to be castrated," UVM sophomore's Jordan Goldstein and Dan Elliott said.
Martin is the same man that was convicted of strangling barre teen Deandra Florucci with a paisley neck tie, police say Martin ordered Staake to use the same type of tie on Bieber.
Martin told Staake he could hide out at the Lottery Hill Farm in Woodstock, VT that he lied about owning after committing the crime.
Dana Martin told police he was seeking notoriety, so that people outside of prison would know who he was.
Both Mark Staake and Tanner Ruane are in custody, and are waiting to be sent back to New Mexico.
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