30, Oct 2014 - Woman to plead guilty in second embezzlement case
Court papers say a Vermont woman accused of embezzlement for the second time in four years is expected to plead guilty. Federal court records say 41-year-old Billie Laflam Preston has agreed to admit she stole more than $84,000 from Endyne Inc., an environmental testing lab where she worked as a bookkeeper. She was there from November 2011 to April 30. Preston, of South Burlington, is ...
29, Oct 2014 - Rutland, VT Man sentenced to 40 years in drug death
BURLINGTON, Vt. — A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for causing the death of a Vermont woman whom he believed had stolen drugs from him. The Rutland Herald reports before he was sentenced Tuesday, Frank Caraballo of Holyoke, Massachusetts, said he was guilty of dealing drugs in Brattleboro in 2011. But he said he didn't kill 30-year-old Melissa Barratt. A jury convicted him of ...
29, Oct 2014 - Rutland, VT Niskayuna woman convicted of Vermont estate fraud
Merz and McGuigan at the time had $88,000 in debt against the estate for funeral expenses, property maintenance, credit card expenses and nursing home and medical care, all of which were never paid. Merz was found guilty by a federal jury in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vt., of conspiracy, interstate transportation of stolen money, wire fraud and forgery.
29, Oct 2014 - Rutland, VT Vermont prison inmates get on-site addiction care
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Inmates in two of Vermont's prisons are now getting on-site medical treatment for addiction to heroin or other opiates. Instead of being taken in handcuffs and shackles to an off-site treatment center, inmates will receive treatment at the South Burlington and Rutland prisons. ...
29, Oct 2014 - Vermont jury finds man guilty of killing teacher lured from her home; wife faces own trial.
BURLINGTON, Vt. — A part-time snowplow driver who told police he and his wife set out "to get a girl" was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her.
28, Oct 2014 - Vermont Man Guilty Of Luring, Killing Teacher
Allen Prue enters the courtroom in Vermont Superior Court, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Burlington, Vt. Prue was convicted Wednesday of luring prep-school teacher Melissa Jenkins out of her Vermont home under the guise of a broken down car, then killing her.
27, Oct 2014 - Where should Vt. house inmates?
Each year Vermont ships hundreds of inmates to out of state prisons. It's a cost effective solution to overcrowding. But some lawmakers want them back.
11, Oct 2014 - Judge clears way for long-term lease of former school building
A Vermont judge has cleared the way for the Burlington School District to lease a former school building to the University of Vermont for the next 80 years - or longer. The issue surrounding the future of the Elihu B. Taft School building on South Williams Street concerned the clause in the late owner's will conveying the property to the city. Taft directed that the building was only to be ...
10, Oct 2014 - Man's mother testifies in Vermont teacher killing trial
BURLINGTON -- The mother of a part-time snowplow driver charged with killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher after luring her from her home with a ruse about a disabled car said her son's wife accompanied him almost every time he left their Waterford mobile home.
08, Oct 2014 - Burlington, VT Opening statements set in Vermont teacher killing
Opening statements are expected in the trial of a Waterford man charged along with his wife of luring a St. Johnsbury teacher from her home and killing her in 2012.
04, Apr 2014 - Brattleboro, VT May sentencing for Vermont man in niece's death
BURLINGTON (AP) - A Vermont man who pleaded guilty to charges he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and then killed his 12-year-old niece, avoiding a federal death penalty trial, is scheduled to be sentenced in May.
03, Apr 2014 - Vermont Supreme Court hears wind project arguments
BURLINGTON (AP) - The Vermont Supreme Court has heard arguments on the proposed Seneca Mountain Wind project, with lawyers for the opponents saying the state didn't properly consider the impact the towers will have on the landscape.
03, Apr 2014 - Burlington, VT South Burlington man found guilty for enabling CVU student to consume alcohol
Kent Richland listens to court proceedings during the first day of his trial Monday in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington. / ELIZABETH MURRAY/FREE PRESS
03, Apr 2014 - Rutland, VT Juror misconduct hearing in Vt. death penalty case
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Lawyers for a man on federal death row for abducting and killing a Vermont woman in 2000 are arguing this week that some jurors either misled lawyers about their backgrounds or engaged in questionable conduct.
03, Apr 2014 - Vermont Supreme Court hears trio of cases
Frank Kochman, an attorney representing the Howard Center in a case challenging the Howard Center's zoning permit for a methadone clinic in South Burlington, makes oral argument at the Vermont Supreme Court on the campus of Vermont Law School in South Royalton on Monday.
03, Apr 2014 - Courthouse Chronicles: Spectacular 1922 Burlington court case makes national headlines
Information on Woodhouse vs. Woodhouse, from a display at Vermont Superior Court on Main Street in Burlington on Monday. / GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS
03, Apr 2014 - Vt. Supreme Court hears wind project arguments
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has heard arguments on the proposed Seneca Mountain Wind project, with lawyers for the opponents saying the state didn't properly consider the impact the towers will have on the landscape.
02, Apr 2014 - Burlington attempted murder suspect asks for change of trial venue
A Burlington man accused of attempting murder on his wife in a brutal September attack recently filed three motions with Vermont Superior Court in Burlington — all of which were denied by a judge.
02, Apr 2014 - Springfield, VT Vermont Corrections Dept. reports inmate death
A 44 year-old Burlington man who pleaded guilty last year to repeatedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl died in his St. Albans prison cell early Tuesday morning.
02, Apr 2014 - 2 Vermont lawyers finalists for federal judgeship
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two Vermont lawyers have been named as finalists to become the state's next federal judge.
01, Apr 2014 - Burlington, VT State exploring treatment over jail for drug crimes
MONTPELIER -- Heroin-related crime has so overwhelmed Vermont's courts and jails in recent years that lawmakers are poised to adopt sweeping standards for a statewide diversion program to get some offenders into drug treatment and out of the judicial system.
01, Apr 2014 - Burlington, VT Vermont fights drug crimes with treatment, not jail
Vermont State Police confiscated heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana during a 2011 traffic stop in Rutland. / Free Press file By the numbers Vermont lawmakers are poised to adopt sweeping standards for a statewide diversion program to get some offenders into drug treatment and out of the judicial system.
01, Apr 2014 - Two named finalists for federal judgeship in Vermont
John L. Pacht (left) and Geoffrey W. Crawford are finalists for a federal judgeship in Vermont. / Free Press File Vermont Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey W. Crawford and Burlington lawyer John L. Pacht are the finalists to become the next federal judge in Vermont.
19, Apr 2012 - Chittenden, VT Vt. nurse charged with sex contact at women's jail - Boston Globe
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.—Vermont State Police say a male nurse is facing charges he sexually exploited a female inmate at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Center in South Burlington, the state's prison for women. State police began ...
17, Nov 2011 - State appeals Vermont Yankee permit extension - Burlington Free Press
BRATTLEBORO — The state of Vermont says the owner of the Vermont ... s operating license that it is in compliance with the federal Clean Water Act. In documents filed Monday in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Vermont ...