• Massachusetts October 30, 2023 11:29 am

    Moose spotted outside of Rutland elementary school

    Students at an elementary school in Rutland, Massachusetts, had a “special visitor” Monday morning. Rutland police said that a moose was seen outside Naquag Elementary School in the drop-off line. “Visitor in car line today,” wrote a parent on Instagram. In the Instagram video, the moose is seen walking next to cars and then briefly stopping and peeking through a…

  • heating oil August 31, 2023 7:31 pm

    Financial nightmare: Family coping with heating oil spill told insurance money has dried up

    Evan Swayze walks around his property in Rutland, Massachusetts, and recalls the way his home used to look. Lush landscaping has been transformed into a front yard filled with dirt and weeds. A paver walkway and granite front steps have been replaced by a boarded-up front door. And a finished basement, which included a dance studio Swayze built for his…

  • Vermont July 18, 2023 2:08 pm

    Hundreds of New England officers honor Vermont officer who died in car chase

    A 19-year-old Vermont police officer who died in a head-on collision with a burglary suspect she was pursuing was remembered Tuesday as a young woman who was passionate about law enforcement and public service and was devoted to her family. More than 1,000 people, including Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and hundreds of law enforcement officers from across New England and…

  • Vermont July 12, 2023 6:36 pm

    Funeral for Vermont police officer killed in crash to be held next week

    Jessica Ebbighausen, the Rutland, Vermont, police officer who was killed in the line of duty on Friday, will be honored with a public funeral service next week. To pay their respects for the 19-year-old officer, the public is invited to attend a viewing from 4-7 p.m. on Monday at the Rutland City Recreational Center located at 134 Community Drive. The…

  • Rutland July 10, 2023 4:03 pm

    Man pleads not guilty in crash that killed Vt. police officer

    A Vermont man accused of killing a 19-year-old police officer during a pursuit last week told investigators he didn’t pull over before the fatal crash because getting arrested would hurt his chances of joining the Marines, according to court documents released Monday. Tate Rheaume, 20, pleaded innocent Monday to charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and attempting to elude...

  • Vermont July 9, 2023 12:58 am

    Charges filed against man involved in crash that killed 19-year-old Vt. police officer

    A man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly crashed into two police cruisers chasing him on Friday, killing one Vermont police officer and injuring two others. State police said Saturday initial charges against 20-year-old Tate Rheaume include grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle with death resulting and attempting to elude with death resulting. Additional charges are possible, police…

  • Vermont July 8, 2023 11:10 pm

    Vermont police officer, 19, killed in crash chasing burglary suspect

    Jessica Ebbighausen, a 19-year-old officer with the Rutland Police Department, was killed in a crash with a man being chased after allegedly trying to break into a home, Vermont State Police said

  • Vermont July 8, 2023 11:20 pm

    19-year-old Vt. police officer killed, 2 others injured in crash chasing burglary suspect

    A teenage police officer in Rutland, Vermont, was killed in a crash with a suspect officers were chasing Friday afternoon. Vermont State Police say 19-year-old Jessica Ebbighausen had joined the Rutland Police Department May 23 on a part-time basis. Ebbighausen was among the officers pursuing 20-year-old Tate Rheaume, who was accused of trying to break into an East Washington Street…

  • Vermont June 15, 2022 2:55 pm

    ‘Persons of Interest' in Vermont Homicide Arrested After Standoff at NH Post Office

    Two people wanted in connection with a homicide in Rutland, Vermont, were arrested in New Hampshire early Wednesday morning after crashing their car and breaking into a local post office. New Hampshire State Police said they received a call shortly before 2 a.m. for a report of a car that had driven off the road in the area of 273…

  • Vermont June 13, 2022 1:12 pm

    Suspicious Death in Rutland, Vermont; Police Investigating

    The Rutland Police Department is investigating a suspicious death in an apartment building, officials said Sunday. The investigation began early Sunday but police declined to disclose further details about the death. Police said there was no risk to the public. Police said more information would be released later. Vermont State Police were assisting in the investigation.

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