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Indictment for Federal Firearms Offense Relating to Officer-Involved Shooting in Pownal VT

ATF FIELDS reports - The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Bernard Rougeau, 48, of Pownal, Vermont was arraigned today in federal court in ; A federal grand jury indicted Rougeau for possessing a firearm having been previously convicted of a felony ;According to court records, the charge in the Indictment relates to Rougeau’s armed encounter with members…
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16 Individuals Charged or Arrested For Drug Trafficking Crimes as Part of Joint Law Enforcement Effort

ATF Boston Fields report - On April 16, 2019, the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement effort that focused on drug trafficking in the area of Brattleboro, ; During the three-day operation conducted last week by federal, state, local, and county officers, and federal and state prosecutors, law enforcement arrested or charged 16 individuals, searched 3 residences…
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Awareness - Preparedness - Resiliency

Mining TALC – Johnson & Johnson Issues Statement on April 9 Reuters Article

Talc Baby Powder New Brunswick, NJ J&J reports – We stand behind Johnson’s Baby Powder because science confirms it is free of asbestos and safe to use. The accusations being made against our company are not only false, but the idea that we would purposefully and systematically target a community with bad intentions is unreasonable and absurd. We’re caught between sad and angry that anyone…
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Three Vermonters Indicted for Conspiring to Barter Firearm for Drugs

USDOJ ATF reports - The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that a federal grand jury’s indictment was unsealed yesterday that charged Jennifer Griffin, Kenneth Stone, and Gregory Miller with conspiring to use an Armscor of the Philippines, model M1911-A1F .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 § 924(o). …
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Vermont state trooper revived with Narcan following vehicle stop

LEICESTER, Vermont (March 16, 2019) VTSP report — A Vermont state trooper is recovering Saturday after he collapsed following a traffic stop in the Addison County town of Leicester and was revived by multiple doses of Narcan. The incident began at about 11:25 Friday, March 15, 2019, when Acting Sgt. Brett Flansburg of the New Haven Barracks stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on…
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Montpelier, Vt.: Office of the Gov reports - Governor Scott today announced that Vermont will partner with the SANS Institute to bring the Girls Go CyberStart challenge to Vermont for a second year, providing high school girls with cybersecurity skills and career exploration opportunities. Girls Go CyberStart is a free, forward-thinking cybersecurity skills program designed to educate and inspire high school girls about the opportunities and rewards of…
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Imerys Talc America mine declares bankruptcy over J & J Baby Powder asbestos lawsuits. US DOJ opens investigation.

Talc and fragrance. Photo by Stanley Brick (C) 2019. Ludlow, VT: The "world's leading talc producer", Imerys Talc America, will continue to mine premium talc at its Vermont mines as bankruptcy proceeds due to mesothelioma lawsuit losses. Imery Mine in Ludlow, VT. Imerys Talc and pharma giant Johnson and Johnson of New Brunswick, NJ were ordered to pay $117 million in damages after a jury…
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Sub Zero + Intoxication = Death

Family Of UVM Student Who Died Of Hypothermia Starts Awareness Campaign. Nineteen-year-old Connor Gage died of hypothermia that was exacerbated by acute intoxication. He was walking alone on North Winooski Avenue in Burlington on a night when temperatures were below zero when he passed out. Share More: VPR Preliminary autopsy reports indicate University of Vermont first-year student Connor Gage died from exposure in sub-zero temperatures…
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