Thursday, November 26, 2009

WVTK Local News November 26, 2009

H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G !

Thanksgiving Holiday:
Basin Harbor Ferry and ACTR bus services WILL NOT run on 11/26 and 11/27. ACTR's Dial-a-Ride service IS available.

Essex County Transportation WILL NOT run on 11/26 and 11/27. The Essex to Charlotte ferry will continue to run as scheduled. The Fort Ticonderoga ferry WILL be open.

Demand is up at food shelves around Vermont this Thanksgiving, but many charities say they have been able to meet the need through donations and food drives. In Bellows Falls, the Our Place Drop-In Center has served 53 percent more meals in the last year.

Investigations by the state Attorney General and the Washington County State's Attorney have both concluded a Hardwick police officer was justified last spring when he fired two shots at a car heading toward him. Both probes found Officer Michael Gero reasonably believed he was in danger.

Two employees of the Vermont Weatherization Assistance Program are on paid leave while officials conduct an internal investigation. State officials aren't saying what is being investigated. Officials say weatherization services for low-income Vermonters aren't affected.

An Allentown, Pennsylvania man is being held in Vermont on kidnapping charges stemming from what police say was an effort to collect a drug debt. Maurice Laseter pleaded not guilty this week. A Rutland County prosecutors says a federal arrest warrant for Laseter is also pending in Pennsylvania.