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Vermont State Police are taking part in a campaign to combat aggressive and impaired driving called "Operation Sober Summer."

Vermont police say 33 people were taken into custody in the Springfield and Ludlow area as part of the latest in a continuing series of counter drug operations in the state.

The state of Vermont and the union that represents state police troopers have reached a labor deal that does not include an across-the-board increase in existing salaries.

The St. Johnsbury select board wants to keep the Vermont State Police barracks in town, but a high ranking trooper says it's likely the office will be moving in several years.

Vermont State Police and the Hardwick Police Department are investigating the death of a 5-year-old child found unresponsive in a bathtub.

An independent audit of the Vermont State Police payroll, requested after a trooper fraudulently claimed large amounts of overtime pay, has found that most employees were at a low risk of fraud.

The audit done by StoneTurn Group LLP shows that the process for approving, reporting and monitoring overtime is vulnerable to fraud, abuse and waste.

The Vermont ski town of Killington is a step closer to creating its own police department.

Killington already has town constables, who are elected. The Rutland Herald reports  the public will decide at Town Meeting in March whether to shift from that to an actual police department in which the officers are appointed.

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A former Vermont State Police sergeant charged with padding his time sheets is expected to change his plea.

The Burlington Free Press reports that James Deeghan is scheduled to withdraw his not-guilty pleas on Monday.

Details of the potential plea agreement were not made public on Wednesday.

Vermont State Police say a search of a stolen car being used by a fugitive helped recover items stolen in Vermont and New Hampshire in recent months.

Police say 28-year-old Michael Hoehl repainted a stolen car four or five times so police wouldn't recognize the vehicle, allegedly stolen from Rivendell High School in Orford, N.H., in October.

He was arrested Tuesday after police spotted the vehicle in Newbury. Troopers allegedly chased Hoehl into the woods and he displayed a handgun, but he was apprehended without injury.

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A Vermont House Representative was killed Friday morning after a car struck him on a snowy road.

Vermont State Police responded to an accident on US Route 7 Friday morning.  

Republican State Representative Greg Clark of Vergennes had pulled onto the shoulder of the road and exited to clear his windshield.  

He was then struck by another car.   Emergency responders initiated CRP and transported Clark to Porter Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

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