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Jury begins deliberations in wrong-way crash that killed 5

May. 21, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he caused a head-on crash by driving the wrong way on an interstate. The jury hearing the case of Steven Bourgoin began deliberations late Tuesday morning after...

Closing arguments conclude in deadly wrong-way crash trial

May. 20, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Attorneys on Monday completed questioning witnesses in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he drove the wrong way on Interstate 89. Jurors are set to receive instructions from the judge Tuesday morning in the trial of Steven...

Man whose child-sex sentence caused uproar faces porn charge

May. 14, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man whose initial 60-day sentence for a conviction of having sex with a child prompted a nationwide outcry was charged Tuesday in federal court in Burlington with possession of child pornography. Court documents say Mark Hulett of Ferrisburgh was charged after law...

Psychiatrist says suspect insane in deadly wrong-way crash

May. 14, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man on trial for driving the wrong-way on an interstate and crashing into an oncoming vehicle, killing five teenagers, was legally insane at the time, a psychiatrist for the defense testified on Tuesday. Dr. David Rosmarin continued his testimony in the trial of Steven...

Lawyer: Driver in wrong-way crash that killed 5 was insane

May. 6, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man charged with killing five teenagers in a wrong-way crash almost three years ago was psychotic and delusional at the time and thus legally insane, his lawyer argued Monday during opening statements in his client's murder trial. The lawyer for Steven Bourgoin acknowledged...

2 federal lawsuits accuse police in Vermont of brutality

May. 3, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city is facing two federal lawsuits that accuse police officers of excessive force and brutality in separate episodes outside bars in September 2018. Prosecutors have dropped all charges against the men suing the city of Burlington, Police Chief Brandon del Pozo and...

Reward boosted in search for suspect in girlfriend killing

Apr. 30, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The cash reward for information on the suspect in the killing of a Vermont woman last year has been increased. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Monday that it is now offering up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Leroy Headley, 37, who they said has ties...

Can redevelopment finally purge an old orphanage's demons?

Apr. 4, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An imposing Italianate-style building that looms over part of Vermont's largest city had such a troubled past that plans to redevelop it called for some mysticism. Dee Bright Star, an Abenaki woman who initially opposed the project, was brought in to conduct a spiritual cleansing. "I...

Vermont sues 2 prescription opioid distributors

Mar. 26, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two pharmaceutical distributors, accusing them of selling ever-increasing amounts of prescription opioids in the state while failing to effectively monitor and control the sales and acknowledge the quantity of pills was outpacing the need. The...

The Latest: Firm in opioid lawsuit: We have checks in place

Mar. 26, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on a Vermont lawsuit against two pharmaceutical distributors (all times local): 6:55 p.m. One of the companies named in a Vermont suit accusing two pharmaceutical distributors of failing to monitor opioid sales says it has strong checks designed to prevent the diversion of...