Vermont Police

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Vermont police are hoping to reach drivers through a movie campaign to encourage them to buckle up.

Professor Stephanie Seguino presents racial bias report
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Researchers at the University of Vermont have released the results of the first ever statewide study on racial profiling by Vermont police.

The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled against a county sheriff who sued the city of St. Albans over providing police services to the town of the same name.

Last year, the town of St. Albans decided to replace its law enforcement coverage from sheriff's deputies with police patrols from the adjoining city.

Town officials wanted 24-hour coverage. They felt Franklin County Sheriff Bob Norris was asking for more money than the city was. Norris sued the city, saying the bidding process was so unfair that it killed any competition.

Vermont authorities say a man was arrested after driving a large farm tractor over several sheriffs' cruisers, crushing them.

Television station WCAX reports that a man was arrested shortly after the midday incident, in which no one was injured but several cruisers were apparently destroyed.

Scott Wheeler, publisher of the Northland Journal, says the incident occurred outside the headquarters of the Orleans County Sheriff's Department in Newport.

Several sheriffs' cruisers and a Newport City Police car were crushed by the tractor.