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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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Hit with pepper spray while in her own bed! Police say a violent home invasion left a South Burlington woman hurt and the suspect behind bars.
Talk about a nightmare. Well the home owner is doing fine, physically... but the suspect in the case, 24 year old John White, father of two, is facing a very long time behind bars. I spoke exclusively with his fiancé in court today.
Her husband left for work, and she went to bed. The woman who lives in the South Burlington home on Spear Street then awoke to a man in her bedroom. As she dialed 911, she was pepper sprayed. Police say 24 year old John White is the man behind the terrifying attack.
"Here we have a victim who was extremely traumatized by the event, so we'll take that into consideration as well," Deputy State's Attorney Andrew Strauss said.
White pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday, but he's fighting an uphill battle. That's because when police arrived at the home, they say they found White in the garage with a bag of stolen goods. Prescription medication, laptops and more. They say White was armed with two knives when arrested. He told police he was looking for a friend.
"He's an amazing guy and I don't know what happened last night and I don't believe that it even could be true," His fiance Michelle McCray said.
White's fiancé sat crying in court and talked with me after. They have two daughters together.
"He's an amazing dad and he's a great person," she said.
I asked, "was he with you last night?" She shook her head, "No."
White was charged with assault and robbery and being in possession of ecstasy. He has a prior criminal record that includes burglary and drug possession.
Because this is a violation of White's parole, he's being held without bail. Two of the three charges carry the possibility of a 25 year sentence.
"Drugs are a motivator for crimes, definitely," Strauss added.
Police also say they found White's cell phone in the house and car parked down the street in another person's driveway.
His next court appearance will be in March.
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