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Man convicted of murder sees sentence reduced by 15 years

Feb. 20, 2020 4:54 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man serving a 45-years-to-life prison sentence for the killing of a tattoo shop owner had his minimum sentence reduced by 15 years, according to this attorney. Eric Marallo, 40, of Rutland, was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1997 stabbing death of Dwayne Bernier in...

4 officers cleared in fatal shooting of former mayor's son

Feb. 18, 2020 4:38 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Four police officers were justified in a shooting that killed the son of the former mayor of Rutland, the Vermont attorney general said Tuesday. “This has been a tragic event for our community and of course personally for my family," current Mayor David Allaire said. ”I...

Police seek driver in Vermont hit and run

Feb. 16, 2020 3:23 PM EST

HUBBARDTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police were searching for a driver involved in a hit-and-run crash in the town of Hubbardton. The crash happened on Friday around 11 p.m. on Route 30, Mynbc5 reported. A dark colored Jeep Wrangler crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a car. The driver of the other...

Mother, son, accused of causing elderly relative's death

Feb. 12, 2020 5:48 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A mother and son in Vermont have been accused of causing the death of an elderly relative in their care. State police said in 2018, Mary Fitzgerald, 85, was brought to the hospital with numerous life-threatening injuries and infections. She died in 2019. Initially, her daughter, Marie...

Man captured after removing electronic monitoring device

Feb. 12, 2020 3:49 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man convicted of murder was captured early Wednesday morning after he removed his electronic monitoring device, according to state police. William Wheelock, 55, was located in a residence in Rutland and transported to Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility. Authorities...

This undated booking photo released Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, by the Vermont Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer William Wheelock, who was caught Wednesday in Rutland, Vt., after he fled from furlough following his prison release the previous week. Wheelock was convicted in 1987 of second-degree murder and sentenced to prison. (Vermont Department of Corrections via AP)

Convicted murderer found a week after fleeing from furlough

Feb. 12, 2020 8:55 AM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police said Wednesday they caught a convicted murderer a week after he fled from furlough following his prison release. William Wheelock, 55, was taken into custody without incident shortly before 2 a.m. from a residence in Rutland. He was taken toe Marble Valley...

Vermont experts to help foresters with invasive plants cost

Feb. 10, 2020 1:10 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — State experts will be hosting a workshop for consulting foresters in Vermont to learn about getting financial help to treat invasive plants. The Feb. 26 workshop be held at the U.S. Forest Service supervisor's office in Rutland. The workshop will be run by the Private Lands Team of...

Vermont museums joining together to focus on technology

Feb. 8, 2020 1:03 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Dozens of museums and galleries across Vermont are joining together this year to draw more visitors and show them how technology impacts culture. The Rutland Herald reports 36 organizations will participate in “2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology” project....

Report: Leaching water from landfill contaminated with PFAS

Feb. 7, 2020 3:25 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Significant amounts of potentially toxic chemicals are going into Vermont landfills and some are leaching out, according to a state report released this week. The Rutland Herald reported Thursday that researchers found perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, collectively called...

27 arrested in drug operation around Vermont city of Rutland

Feb. 7, 2020 2:09 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Twenty-seven people have been arrested as part of an investigation into drug trafficking in the Rutland area, the Vermont office of the United States Attorney announced Friday. In addition to the arrests during the monthslong operation conducted by federal, state, local, and county...