Category Archives: Crime

Is Vermont Experiencing an Arson Epidemic?

On February 21 police were notified of a structure fire in Cambridge that destroyed a local sugar house and its contents estimated at a value of $50,000. After more than…

Good Samaritan Gets a Punch In the Face by Ambush Bandit

According to the Vermont State Police, Steven Bessette Jr., 33, was driving erratically sometime around midday on Sunday when he lost control of his vehicle heading Southbound on I-89 and…

Parent company of Maplefields among other gasoline distributors settles $100M ‘price-fixing’ suit for $1.5M

A group of Vermont gasoline distributors accused of illegal price-fixing has settled a class-action lawsuit for $1.5million. The Burlington weekly Seven Days reports that RL Vallee, owner of the Maplefields…

Billionaire Opioid ‘Kingpin’ John Kapoor, Founder of Insys Therapeutics Guilty of Conspiracy and Racketeering

BOSTON – The first pharmaceutical industry leader to be prosecuted for crimes related to the growing opioid epidemic has been convicted in Boston. A jury found John Kapoor, founder of…

Franklin County Tops State Per Capita Rankings in Child Abuse and Neglect

According to state court statistics, child abuse and neglect cases in Vermont have risen dramatically over the last year with Franklin County ranking highest from 93 cases in 2017 to…