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April 18th, 2012

Donations Raised for Melissa’s Little Boy

April 18, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Newport Car Wash is hosting a raffle this Saturday to benefit the young son of murder victim Melissa Jenkins.
Jenkins was killed a few weeks ago in the St. Johnsbury area and her three-year-old son was found in her car, with the engine still running, near the murder scene.
The items include toys, gifts and certificates donated from area businesses.
There will also be a bottle drive and food for purchase.
The gas pumps will have full service with all tips being donated to Robertson.

April 17th

Richard R. Dunn

April 17, 2012

April 16th

Nick Wheeler Shines in Boston Marathon

April 16, 2012

BOSTON – Derby native Nicholas Wheeler made the region proud, yesterday, by finishing 35th in the Boston Marathon. Wheeler, now of Rockland, ME, finished the 26.2-mile marathon in 2:33:30.
The Boston Marathon is a world-class competition that draws tens of thousands of athletes from around world.
Wheeler is no stranger to marathon competition. Last fall he finished ninth in the Philadelphia Marathon.
Wheeler, a 2004 graduate of North Country Union High School, was a member of the school's track team and cross country team.

Crash and Burn: Firefighters Go To School

April 16, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – There’s no doubt that firefighting has changed over the years. To keep up with the latest changes, firefighters from both sides of the border converged at the North Country Career Center Saturday and Sunday for the annual fire school.
The Northeast International Mutual Aid Association sponsored the event. This year, members from 12 departments attended the school. The majority of the firefighters were from the Orleans County area, however, some were from Woodbury, VT, and Mansonville, Beebe and Stanstead, Quebec.

Dunlavey Students Challenge Mind and Body

April 16, 2012

Staff Reports

Lake Region Has Strong Showing in St. Albans

April 16, 2012

Staff Reports
ST. ALBANS–The Lake Region track and field team headed over Franklin County to participate in a BFA hosted meet at the Collins-Pearly Complex.
The Rangers had a strong showing with the girls placing second and the boys taking home third.

Byron L. Cook

April 16, 2012

Jeremy A. Brown

April 16, 2012

April 15th

Ladouceur Strikes Deal in Charleston Assault Case

April 15, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Judge Robert Bent handed down a 48 month to 10-year prison sentence, with credit for time served, to 25-year-old Andrew Ladouceur of Derby for attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling.
In exchange for a full confession and testifying against co-defendant, Deonate McNeil, 24, the state gave Ladouceur a lighter sentence and dismissed felony charges of aggravated assault, unlawful restraint and attempted assault and robbery with a weapon.
Ladouceur turned himself in to police on Oct. 15, 2010, in Derby. He pleaded guilty Oct. 20, 2011.

Color Coded Care

April 15, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Treating children just got easier for Newport Ambulance Service (NAS) and Northern Emergency Medical Services (NEMS).
The ambulance services, following a number of serious pediatric cases in the region, changed the way they respond to calls involving children. Last month, both ambulance services color-coded each backboard they own. The colors correspond to which medical bag to use on a child.

 

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