Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:43:07 GMT
As boaters take to the water, biologists with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department want to remind people to use the spread prevention method. The recommended method will help reduce the spread ofMore >>
As boaters take to the water, biologists with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department want to remind people to use the spread prevention method.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:34 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:34:21 GMT
The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday. A press release says of the estimated 4,060 people diagnosed with cancer this year in Vermont, about 1 in 4 will be served with American CancerMore >>
The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:02:05 GMT
The traffic lights at Dorset Street and Williston Road are malfunctioning. Police say the South Burlington Highway Department is working on fixing the problem. It may take crews a few more hours to fix.More >>
The traffic lights at Dorset Street and Williston Road are malfunctioning.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:37 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:37:07 GMT
Here are some thunderstorm safety tips from the FOX44 & ABC22 SkyTracker weather team. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable for storm development. As a result, you should remainMore >>
Here are some thunderstorm safety tips from the FOX44 & ABC22 SkyTracker weather team.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:47:05 GMT
A boiling water advisory has been issued for some Montreal residents Wednesday. According to CBC, the boil water advisory, affecting more than 1 million Montrealers, covers all areas south of the MetropolitanMore >>
A boiling water advisory has been issued for some Montreal residents Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:51:34 GMT
The body of a Vermont man was found floating offshore of Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida Sunday. Florida police say the body was identified Monday as 55-year-old Mark Parent, of Enosburg, Vt. Someone calledMore >>
The body of a Vermont man was found floating offshore of Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida Sunday. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:09 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:09:35 GMT
A car struck the Kinney Drugs located on Shelburne Road in Burlington, Vt. Wednesday morning.Police say Frederick Gundlach, 74, of Burlington, Vt. was trying to turn around in the parking lot of the storeMore >>
A car struck the Kinney Drugs located on Shelburne Road in Burlington, Vt. Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:30:21 GMT
An agreement has been reached between the state of New York and the St. Regis Mohawk tribe. The tribe will have exclusive rights to the casino gambling in the North Country. It also means they will haveMore >>
An agreement has been reached between the state of New York and the St. Regis Mohawk tribe. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:35 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:35:35 GMT
FBI agents shot and killed a suspect they believe may have known the Boston bombing suspects in an apartment complex in Florida. ABC News reports while law enforcement officials were asking about the suspect'sMore >>
FBI agents shot and killed a suspect they believe may have known the Boston bombing suspects in an apartment complex in Florida.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:09 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:09:42 GMT
A Burlington restaurant did some tipping of their own to help out a local charity. The Scuffer Steak and Ale House on Church Street donated 15% of their profits last night to the Humane Society of ChittendenMore >>
A Burlington restaurant did some tipping of their own to help out a local charity.More >>
WILLISTON, Vt. -
A North Carolina trooper was shot during a routine traffic stop, and the man accused of opening fire is no stranger to Vermont State Police!
Police say the eleven year veteran with the highway patrol, Trooper Michael Potts pulled 23 year old Mikel Brady over for not wearing a seatbelt. Almost immediately, police say shots were fired.
Miraculously, the trooper is in fair condition, but was shot four times, in the hands, shoulder and face.
Police arrested the suspect, 23 year old Mikel Brady earlier today in an apartment. Dash cam footage and information from the DMV led them to the location.
Brady's been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill.
The name Mikel Brady may be new to North Carolina, but when we looked back at our archive, he's been in and out of the news for years.
A routine traffic stop took a tragic turn. 23 year old Mikel Brady of Hancock, Vermont is accused of trying to kill a North Carolina Trooper, but Brady's criminal record doesn't start here.
"Assault and robbery, burglary, violations of conditions and grand larceny," Dale Crook said, from the Department of Corrections.
For years now, Brady has been in and out of the Vermont Judicial System.
And has been convicted of a long list of crimes... eight in three years. The most serious, a brutal home invasion in South Royalton. There, he stabbed a woman and hit her with a baseball bat.
I checked in with the courts and the Department of Corrections to find out why he isn't in jail.
"We supervise close to ten thousand people in the community, on occasion, things like this happen, it's unfortunate, but you just have to try to do our best to keep it from happening," Crook said.
Brady could have served up to ten years in prison but only did two years and four months. The DOC says he was a model inmate, completed all of his classes and appeared to be a changed man.
"We had no indications that something like this would occur," Crook said.
Just this past June, after completing the minimum time, Brady was released on furlough, but escaped from supervision in October, and up until his arrest Tuesday, has been on the run.
Police plan to keep him in North Carolina, to try him in this case.
Then Brady will be sent back to Vermont to face his escape charge.
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