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Feds charge Bristol man with child pornography

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



BRISTOL — A 26-year-old Bristol man on Friday pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of making child pornography following a raid at his home.

Cody Clark, who resides at the Kountry Trailer Park, was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Burlington on a charge of enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of allowing the defendant to produce a visual depiction. The indictment alleged that the conduct happened between Jan. 21, 2014, and Sept. 2, the day the federal authorities conducted a court-ordered search at his trailer, records show.

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Former deputy sheriff files lawsuit for wrongful termination

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



BURLINGTON — A former Addison County deputy sheriff maintains he was fired from his job last year after he believes comments he made during a secret session of the Leicester selectboard were later shared with his boss, Sheriff Donald Keeler Jr.

Mark Stacey filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Burlington last week claiming a wrongful termination by Keeler and the Addison County Sheriff’s Department.

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N.Y. man caught with heroin stash and over $13,000 in cash

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



MIDDLEBURY — About 18 grams of heroin and $13,725 in cash have been seized following a traffic stop by the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, court records show.

Lamont Hudgkins, 35, of Staten Island, N.Y., has pleaded innocent in Vermont Superior Court, criminal division, in Middlebury to charges of heroin trafficking, conspiracy to traffic in heroin and possession of 10 ounces of marijuana — all felonies. He was initially jailed for lack of $75,000 bail, but has since been released on a bail bond with conditions.

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Community Forum: Vermont Legislature correct to approve shield law

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



This week’s writer is Mike Donoghue, executive director of the Vermont Press Association.

The Vermont Press Association praises and thanks the Vermont Legislature for approving a shield law designed to protect journalists from unwarranted subpoenas concerning their sources.

The House of Representatives gave final approval to the legislation, 140-2, on Thursday afternoon and is sending the measure to Gov. Phil Scott for his signature.

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Bristol woman faces third embezzlement charge in seven years

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



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BRISTOL — A Bristol woman, who recently completed a 21-month federal prison sentence, is facing her third embezzlement case in seven years following a report of money disappearing from a local market, court records show.

Billie LaFlam, 44, of Mountain Road has been ordered by judges to make more than $100,000 in restitution in recent years.

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Orwell man jailed pending sentencing

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



MIDDLEBURY — A Vermont Superior Court judge told a 70-year-old Orwell man on Wednesday that he needs to remain in prison while awaiting sentencing for repeated aggravated raping of a young girl between 2012 and 2014.

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Orwell man faces 'life' in sexual assault case: Jury finds Kolts guilty

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



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MIDDLEBURY — A 70-year-old former coach and bus driver at Shoreham Elementary School is facing a mandatory 25 years to life in jail after he was found guilty by an Addison County Superior Court jury for repeated aggravated sexual assaults on a young girl between 2012 and 2014.

Rein Kolts of Orwell committed the sexual assaults on the girl when she was 11 to 13 years old, according to the charges filed by the Addison County State’s Attorney. She was not a student at the school nor even from the area.

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Welcome to the bench

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



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MIDDLEBURY RESIDENT DAVID Fenster shakes hands with Gov. Peter Shumlin in the governor’s ceremonial office in Montpelier on Dec. 28 while Rutland attorney Elizabeth Mann looks on. Fenster and Mann had just been sworn in as Vermont judges. Read about Fenster's replacement by clicking here.

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