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 >>
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 >>
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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