Winter Conditions Create Traffic Problems Across Vermont

There were nasty reminders across Vermont this morning that the winter driving season is upon us. State police say a 43-year-old Rutland woman died today after her car spun around on an icy bridge and into oncoming traffic on U.S. Route 7.

Resigned Trooper Seeks Disability Benefits

A former Vermont state trooper accused of assaulting two men he believed had stolen his canoe has applied for unspecified disability benefits from the state and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Taser Death Shines Spotlight On Police Stun Gun Use

The June death of Thetford resident Macadam Mason has focused new attention on electronic weapons used by state police. Mason died after being shot by a state police stun gun. The incident has prompted calls for more oversight of the state police and changes to their use-of-force policy.

Records Show Stun Gun Use Against People In Mental Crises

Ten times in the past 18 months, state police fired electronic stun guns at people threatening suicide or at others experiencing a mental health crisis. That’s according to police records and video recordings obtained by Vermont Public Radio under the state’s open records law.