Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WVTK Local & State News October 1, 2014

A Clarendon Woman is being accused of luring a child. Police say 25-year-old Tiffany Pagan communicated sexually through Facebook with a 15-year-old male student she was mentoring at Success School. Pagan is also accused of allowing the boy to sleep at her residence. Pagan is charged with child luring. She is due in court later this month. Vermont State Police say they were notified by the Vermont Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) over their concern of the relationship between Pagan and the student. Pagan is a former peer educator for Rutland City Public Schools.

A report released earlier today based on an internal review of the Department for Children and Families does not recommend restructuring the agency, but does suggest some changes. Acting Agency of Human Services Secretary Harry Chen and DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz presented a plan to Governor Peter Shumlin that seek an immediate boosts to staffing, additional staff training and better collaboration between the department and its partners.

Vermont State Police are investigating the left of thousands of dollars in stolen antique wood. According to reports, about 14 beams were swiped from an unsecured barn off Ferry Road in Charlotte. The material was slated to go toward home construction projects. The beams are about 150 years old and are estimated to be worth between $3,000 and $5,000. If you have any information you're asked to call state police in Williston.

A second credit card breach has been reported at Shaw's Supermarkets. The supermarket's parent company announced earlier this week that malicious software was installed on networks that process credit and debit cards at their stores. The stolen information may include account numbers, card expiration dates and the names of cardholders shopping at stores in more than a dozen states, including Vermont. Last month, the company warned of a similar, separate breach potentially affecting New England shoppers.

The Vermont Health Department of says they submitted 12 specimens to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to test for Enterovirus-D68. So far, the Health Department has not received any results yet. So far there are no confirmed cases of Enterovirus D-68 in Vermont, but doctors earlier today announced the first death of a child infected with the disease in Rhode Island.