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Several groups are pressing for the release of police body cam video from last week's fatal police shooting in Winooski, Vermont, saying transparency and public trust in law enforcement are at risk.

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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy was surrounded by law enforcement and health officials in Williston on Monday as he announced that a federal grant will allow the Vermont Drug Task Force to expand.

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Vermont State Police have arrested a fugitive from Pennsylvania wanted on numerous charges including making terrorist threats.

A new study of five and a half years of Vermont State Police traffic stops shows signs of bias especially against African Americans.

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At a time when the relationship between police and minorities is under a microscope nationwide, a new study of five and a half years of Vermont State Police traffic stops shows signs of bias especially against African Americans.

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A New York City man has pleaded not guilty after Vermont police say they found more than 1,400 bags of heroin inside him.

Vermont State Police detectives have launched a new website that lists the state's unsolved killings and missing persons cases in hopes that additional public attention can help solve the mysteries.

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Police say a Vermont man was drunk with two children in his car while traveling at speeds of 99 miles per hour in a 65 mile-per-hour zone on Interstate 91.

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A mother has pleaded not guilty to charges after her 2-year-old son was found wandering the streets of a northern Vermont town in just a dirty diaper during a below-freezing morning.

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The Vermont Public Safety commissioner is ordering a review of training processes in the aftermath of the death of a state trooper who was trying out for the Tactical Services Unit.

Vermont State Police say a man cleaning his handgun at a campsite accidentally shot his 9-year-old daughter in the stomach, sending her to the intensive care unit.

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Confirmation that the overdose deaths of two brothers found dead in Burlington last month was caused by the high-powered drug fentanyl has re-focused attention in Vermont on the drug that can be 100 times more powerful than morphine.

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Vermont State Police say they cited the same driver twice in a five-mile stretch for driving at least 90 mph.

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A suspended Vermont State Police trooper has pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol while he was on duty.

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Vermont State Police say a woman on her way to catch a flight at the Albany, New York, airport was the driver accused of hitting a state trooper's cruiser in Sunderland and fleeing the scene.

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Vermont State Police investigators are looking for a car and the driver who fled a crash with a state trooper's cruiser at a U.S. Route 7 interchange in Sunderland.

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The Vermont Department of Labor says an employee took private information from the department's unemployment insurance program database.

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The Vermont State Police have formed a Major Crime Unit.

A Vermont state trooper is under investigation on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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Vermont State Police say they are investigating calls from a man to elderly people saying they owe the government back taxes as the result of an IRS audit.

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Vermont State Police troopers and others were searching Monday for a prison inmate who escaped from the state prison in Windsor.

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An eyewitness to the Vermont car crash that injured Louis Freeh says the former FBI director appeared to be asleep when his vehicle crossed the centerline, forcing two cars and a motorcyclist to swerve out of the way.

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Vermont police say former FBI Director Louis Freeh likely fell asleep and drifted across the road before the car crash last week that severely injured him.

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Vermont State Police say a man has been found dead inside a house of a self-inflicted gunshot wound more than five hours after shots were fired at troopers and police negotiated with him.

Vermont State Police say a 42-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday after being shot by a police officer when he refused to drop a knife while in the lobby of the Bennington police department.

Vermont State Police say the pilot of a small plane that crashed next to Interstate 89 in Highgate on Friday suffered minor injuries after parachuting out of the plane to safety.

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The Vermont House has endorsed a bill calling for a study of police coverage in rural parts of the state, backing away from immediately calling for an end to the practice of Vermont State Police contracting with small towns.

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A top Vermont State Police criminal investigator says unsolved homicides are an important issue for the state and supports the addition of a cold case investigator position.

Vt. Looks At Strengthening Cold Case Probes

Feb 18, 2014

Lawmakers are considering a proposal to add a cold case investigator to the Vermont State Police.

Rep. Patti Lewis, a Berlin Republican, got an interested reception from the House Government Operations Committee this past week when she brought her proposal to the panel.

Lewis says her research indicates there at least 57 unsolved homicides and 32 missing-persons cases pending in Vermont, the oldest dating from the 1970s.

She's calling for one new investigator devoted to the cases, but says some lawmakers have suggested she should ask for two, given the caseload.