Amid questions, North Country, Vermont breath ‘huge sigh of relief’ over reopening border

CANADIAN BORDER (WFFF/WWTI) — Families and political and business leaders are praising plans by the Biden administration to begin allowing people from Canda and Mexico who are fully vaccinated against COVID to enter the U.S. This applies to vehicle, rail, and ferry travel at the Northern Border starting in November. DHS announces border reopening between … Read more

Scott cites noncompliance to resist demand for mask mandates amid rising cases

MONTPELIER, Vt (WFFF) — Over the past week, Vermont’s encouraging COVID trends took a downturn as the rest of New England and large portions of the U.S. continued to see improvement. Vermont teachers renew demand for mask mandate Case counts have risen 26% over the past seven days, and hospitalizations are reaching levels the state … Read more

Police: Bennington Museum vandalized

BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) – On Sunday, around 9:28 a.m., Bennington Police responded to a report of vandalism that occurred overnight, at the Bennington Museum, on Main Street. An employee arrived to discovered a large banner had been erected between two light poles at the entrance to the museum’s courtyard., with the words written, “LAND BACK” … Read more

Mystery in the Mountains: Who stabbed Lynda Moore to death in 1986?

VERMONT (WFFF) — A 35-year-old murder in Windham County remains just as as much a mystery to authorities as it did on the day it occurred. Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabby Petito; search continues for fiancé Lynda Moore, was home alone on April 15th,1986, when her husband, Steven Moore, came home to … Read more

USDA wants you to kill this bug on sight

(WWLP) — The Department of Agriculture is asking residents in New England and beyond to kill one specific bug on sight. Invasive pest spotted laternfly found in Vermont That bug is the spotted lanternfly. It’s a colorful, polka-dotted moth that is completely harmless to humans, but it leaves a secretion that is extremely deadly to … Read more

Rutland officer who shot, killed suspect mistook cell phone for gun

RUTLAND, Vt. (WFFF) — Vermont State Police are releasing more information about the officer-involved shooting that happened at a Mcdonald’s in Rutland. Rutland police officer fatally shoots 33-year-old in McDonald’s Rutland City Police officer Christopher Rose followed hit-and-run suspect Johnathan Daniel Mansilla, 33, of Coral Gables, Florida into the McDonald’s bathroom. This after Mansilla allegedly … Read more

Victim and officer in Rutland fatal police shooting identified

RUTLAND, Vt. – The Vermont State Police is continuing their investigation of the fatal shooting by a Rutland City Police officer Wednesday at a McDonald’s. The officer has been identified as Cpl. Christopher Rose who has served with the Rutland City Police Department for over five years. Vermont to update COVID case count on weekends … Read more

Vermont students return to class amind debate over masks and mandates

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WFFF) — State officials outlined the current COVID guidance and recommendations for schools on Tuesday, but some lawmakers are calling on Gov. Phil Scott to consider additional safety measures. Most Americans support school mask, vaccine mandates, poll finds The Vermont Agency of Education’s current guidance, released earlier this month, includes the recommendation that … Read more

Mystery in Vermont: ‘Why would someone kill two elderly people?’

The case of an elderly couple, found slain in their home, is a 32-year-old mystery that haunts Danby, Vermont. The brutal slaying of Catherine and George Peacock is the kind of crime that leaves investigators shaking their heads. “Why would someone kill two elderly people?” said Brad Hanson, Vermont State Police Cold Case Specialist. Man … Read more

Wildfires in Canada bring smoky skies, ‘unhealthy’ air to Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. – If you went outside on Monday, there’s a good chance you noticed a haze on the horizon, or maybe even the smell of smoke in the air. That’s because Vermont and most of the Northeast is experiencing poor air quality due to wildfires raging hundreds of miles away in Northwestern Ontario and … Read more