President Trump declares disaster in 6 Vermont counties

U.S. 06/15/19, 13:45

A federal disaster declaration will make six counties eligible for federal aid for damage caused when heavy rain and snowmelt caused dangerous flooding in April in Vermont. President Donald Trump on Friday made the formal disaster declaration for Vermont's Bennington, Essex, Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor counties. The statement said, Federal funding is ...

Man who sought drugs smuggled by sled to be sentenced

U.S. 03/20/19, 11:00

A North Carolina man is due to be sentenced in federal court for plotting to steal a shipment of counterfeit Xanax pills valued at $1.6 million that were smuggled into the United States from Canada.Yazid Al Fayyad Finn, of Cary, North Carolina, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Rutland. ...

Ex-day care worker charged in death of 6-month-old

Health 03/18/19, 18:13

A former Vermont daycare provider was arrested Monday on suspicion of manslaughter and child cruelty charges in the death of a 6-month-old girl she was caring for in her Rutland home in January.The arrest of Stacey Vaillancourt, 53, came after the final autopsy report on the body of Harper Briar, ...

Woman who lost her legs in explosion remembers her ‘miracle’

Health 03/03/19, 03:01

After a tourist boat exploded beneath Stefanie Schaffer's seat, mangling her legs, she lay in a hospital bed wondering whether she would ever walk again. But before she surrendered to despair, her doctors unknowingly inspired her."Every day when the trauma team would do their rounds, I would hear them outside ...

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