News from Windham County

Police: Man charged with DUI after getting stuck in driveway

WEATHERSFIELD — A 57-year-old man was arrested for DUI following an incident in Weathersfield early this morning. Police say a homeowner called in reporting a suspicious man was banging on their door on Vermont Route 131 at around 1:12 a.m. The homeowner told police that the man’s vehicle was stuck in their driveway. State Police

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Police locate convicted murderer in Rutland


RUTLAND — A 55-year-old convicted murderer was located and arrested at a home in Rutland early this morning. On February 5, State Police and multiple local, state and federal law enforcement agencies started searching for convicted murderer William Wheelock. Police say he removed an electronic monitoring device and absconded from furlough. State Police, their Tactical

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News from Bennington, Rutland, and Windsor counties

Bennington College fined for violations of hazardous waste management regulations

BENNINGTON — The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation announced today that Bennington College Corporation will pay $15,750 for mismanaging hazardous waste on its Bennington campus in violation of Vermont’s Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. DEC inspected the Bennington College campus in May 2019 and observed violations of Vermont’s Hazardous Waste Management Regulations related

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Two-vehicle crash on US Route 4, Killington

KILLINGTON — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Killington this morning. The crash took place on US Route 4, near Pico Mountain Ski Resort at around 7:44 a.m. Police say, Scott Patch, 31, of Rutland, and John Arnold, 63, of Portland, Maine, were both headed east. Police say Patch rear-ended Arnold’s vehicle. Patch’s vehicle

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Police looking for driver after hit-and-run, Hubbardton

HUBBARDTON — Police are asking the public to help identify a driver who fled the scene after hitting a car in Hubbardton yesterday. The two-vehicle crash took place on Vermont Route 30 at around 10:43 p.m. Police say the driver of the unidentified vehicle, which was described as possibly a dark color Jeep Wrangler, fled

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Man arrested for unlawful trespass, Pownal

POWNAL — A 57-year-old man was cited for unlawful trespass following an incident in Pownal yesterday. Police responded to Grandview Street at around 9:50 a.m. According to the police report, Scott Agresta, of Pownal, had been on the complainant’s property without permission. He was issued a verbal and paper no-trespass order to not be on

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News from across the state

Vermont law enforcement seek convicted murderer who absconded from furlough

WATERBURY — The Vermont Department of Corrections, Vermont State Police and multiple local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies are searching for convicted murderer William Wheelock, 55, who removed an electronic monitoring device and absconded from furlough on Wednesday. Wheelock was convicted in 1987 of second-degree murder and sentenced to serve 21-99 years in prison. He

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Vermont bear hunters take record 750 black bears in 2019

NEWPORT — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reports that bear hunters in Vermont had a safe and successful hunting season in 2019. Preliminary numbers show that hunters took a record 750 black bears during the two-part early and late bear seasons. The previous highest harvest ever recorded in Vermont was 728 in 2004. There

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VSP inviting public to meet K-9 Loki on Friday

WATERBURY— Ever since the Vermont State Police introduced new K-9 Unit member Loki the Plott hound to the public last week, people have been considering extreme measures to arrange a meeting. “I’m willing to cause a little trouble if that means I can play with this future hero,” one person posted on the Vermont State

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