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Injured Child Appears, Disappears Into Woods, 911 Caller Claims

Injured Child Appears, Disappears Into Woods, 911 Caller Claims

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MONTPELIER, Vt.) — A Vermont driver called 911 Thursday afternoon to report that a small, injured child approached the driver’s vehicle and then abruptly took off into the woods and vanished.
Around 5:17 p.m., a driver, wh…

Vermont Tops List of Nation’s Healthiest States

Vermont Tops List of Nation’s Healthiest States

Darrin Klimek/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The state of your health may depend on the state where you live. If that’s true, then Vermont residents are in luck. Vermont is the healthiest state in the union, according to America’s Health Rankin…

Vermont Tops List of Healthiest States

Vermont Tops List of Healthiest States

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the fourth year in a row, Vermont has been named the healthiest state in the U.S.The annual America’s Health Rankings list applauds the state’s high rate of high school graduation and low rate of unin…

Alaska Barista Murder Suspect Traveled to Kill Because He ‘Liked to Do It’

Alaska Barista Murder Suspect Traveled to Kill Because He ‘Liked to Do It’

Kevin Horan/Stone(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — A man charged in the death of a teenage barista in Alaska told police that he traveled the country with the sole purpose to kill strangers because he “liked to do it,” prosecutors said Monday.Vermont and federal …

Vermont Store Bans Pennies

Vermont Store Bans Pennies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MORRISVILLE, Vt.) — What’s a penny worth these days? At Power Play Sports, a sporting goods shop in Morrisville, Vermont, not much.That’s because on September 1, owner Caleb Magoon, 29, stopped dispensing pennies whe…

Vermont Debates Vaccines: Should Parents Be Able to Opt Out?

Vermont Debates Vaccines: Should Parents Be Able to Opt Out?

Jeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock(MONTPELIER, Vt.) — The debate over a bill that would make vaccines mandatory for school-aged children by eliminating “philosophical exemption” as a reason to opt out of the shots, has divided Vermont’s families over the ben…

Nor’easter Building Up on the East Coast

Nor’easter Building Up on the East Coast

ABC News (NEW YORK) — After an early spring, a late season Nor’easter will move up the East Coast Sunday through  Monday bringing torrential rain, strong winds, high waves and snow.Parts of 10 states are under flood watch advisories from Ne…

Vermont Governor Chased By Four Bears

Vermont Governor Chased By Four Bears

Office of the Governor(MONTPELIER, Vt.) — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he was in bed Wednesday night when he heard something outside of his Montpelier home. He went outside and found four bears attacking his bird-feeders.“He went through the …

Obama to Draw Big Crowds, Modest Cash in Vermont and Maine

Obama to Draw Big Crowds, Modest Cash in Vermont and Maine

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s fundraising trip to Vermont and Maine on Friday won’t rank among his most lucrative, but it will turn out his largest crowds of the 2012 campaign. An afternoon concert-fundraiser…

Melissa Jenkins Son, 2, Tried to Demonstrate Mom Was Strangled

Melissa Jenkins Son, 2, Tried to Demonstrate Mom Was Strangled

Comstock/Thinkstock(ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt.) — Melissa Jenkins’ 2-year-old son Ty apparently witnessed his mother’s strangulation and tried to tell police what happened by pulling on his neck, according to court documents released Wednesday.The documents w…

Vermont Teacher Was Strangled, Knew Her Alleged Killers

Vermont Teacher Was Strangled, Knew Her Alleged Killers

Panoramic Images/Getty(ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt.) — Vermont teacher Melissa Jenkins was strangled and police Wednesday arrested a married couple and charged them with her death. Police, however, did not give a motive for the killing during a brief news confe…

Vermont Teacher Melissa Jenkins Was Murdered, Autopsy Concludes

Vermont Teacher Melissa Jenkins Was Murdered, Autopsy Concludes

Panoramic Images/Getty(ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt.) — Vermont teacher Melissa Jenkins was murdered, an autopsy concluded Tuesday, but police declined to disclose the cause of death.The body of Jenkins, 33, who was a teacher from St. Johnsbury, Vt., was found o…

Missing Vermont Teacher: Police Warn Town as Body Possibly Found

Missing Vermont Teacher: Police Warn Town as Body Possibly Found

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt.) — The discovery of a body believed to be that of teacher Melissa Jenkins, whose SUV was found earlier this week still running with her 2-year-old son inside, has left police alarmed that whoever might have har…

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/14/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/14/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NBA: The New York Knicks (19-24) pounded the Portland Trail Blazers (20-23), 121-79.The Indiana Pacers (25-16) defeated the Philadelphia 76ers (25-18), 111-94.The New Jersey Nets (15-29) topped the Toronto Raptors (14-2…

Vermont Man Arrested After Proposing with Stolen Engagement Ring

Vermont Man Arrested After Proposing with Stolen Engagement Ring

Burlington Police Department(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — Happily ever after got off to a rough start when a woman’s acceptance of her boyfriend’s marriage proposal landed him in jail. It turned out that Amber LaFountain’s new fiance, Ryan Jar…

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