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Woman charged with firing BB gun toward children

Jul. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is facing charges after police say she fired a BB gun toward children. The Caledonian Record reports that 28-year-old Christina Rollins, of Newport, is charged with reckless endangerment and cruelty to a child. State police say they received a call Friday night that...

Police: Man threw pool balls, attacked trooper, slashed tire

Jul. 17, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Court documents indicate an out-of-control bar patron hit a state trooper, threw food and a pool balls, threatened a person with a knife, and slashed tires. Fifty-one-year-old Benjamin Clarke, of East Haven, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including aggravated assault on a police...

Hundreds of combat veteran motorcyclists to rally in Vermont

Jul. 13, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Hundreds of combat veteran motorcyclists are expected in northern Vermont later this month for their annual rally. The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association says the rally in Newport of riders from 10 states will begin July 24 and end July 28. Member Michael Gilhooly says the rally...

Part of Route 191 has closed for 6 weeks of reconstruction

Jul. 9, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state highway that serves as Newport City's access to I-91 has been closed to all traffic for six weeks of major reconstruction. The Caledonian Record reports that I-91 drivers are being diverted to the Derby exit to reach Newport City. A 1,450-foot (442-meter) section of...

3 die in 2 separate crashes in northern Vermont

Jul. 3, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont police say three people have died in two separate car crashes in the Northeast Kingdom. Police say a collision between two cars on Route 100 in Newport Center killed both drivers early Wednesday. WCAX-TV reports that another person was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Route...

Rally held to protest arrest of 3 immigrant farmworkers

Jul. 1, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

DERBY, Vt. (AP) — Nearly 100 people turned out for a weekend rally to protest the arrest and detention of three immigrant farmworkers in Vermont. Immigrant rights group Migrant Justice says the U.S. Border Patrol arrested the three men on June 23 as they were leaving the Walmart store in Newport to wire...

Brownington man charged with assault on woman in Newport

Jun. 25, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Brownington man is being held without bail after being charged with a violent assault of a woman in downtown Newport. WCAX-TV reports that Geromy Wells pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of aggravated assault, lewd and lascivious conduct and unlawful restraint. Orleans County...

Man charged with picking up 7 who entered the US illegally

May. 28, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An Ecuadorian man is facing federal charges that he was transporting seven people who were in the United States illegally. Documents filed in federal court in Burlington on Tuesday say that Andres Santiago Coronel-Barros was arrested Sunday on Interstate 91 in Sheffield shortly after...