Train Kills One Teen Leaves Another Critical
railroad tracksAn Amtrak passenger train struck two teenage boys just after noon on Friday in Hartford VT. The youths were walking on the trestle bridge crossing the White River at 114 when the accident occurred. Nicolas Siciliano 18, of Windsor, was located in the water a short distance below the bridge and transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The second teen, 16-year-old Aaron Simoneau Jr. was found on the tracks and was airlifted to DHMC where he remains in critical condition. Investigators had the train stopped for nearly three hours while they tried to determine the events leading to the accident. The investigation could take several weeks. Anyone with information about this incident, or that may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Detective Robert Hanson of the Amtrak Police Department at 413-785-4253, or Robert.hanson@amtrak.com.

NH Drivers are #1 in Speeding Tickets
New Hampshire drivers are the fastest in the country. That is they are number one when it comes to speeding tickets, according to statistics recently released by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although they may be fast, Granitestaters did not rank in the top ten in a ranking of the country’s worst drivers. According to the stats, Montana is home to the USA’s worst drivers and despite what people think Massachusetts ranked 41 for the worse drivers and NH came in at 20.

Four Vermonters Arrested for Heroin Possession
Vermont State Police arrested four VT residents on Saturday after obtaining a search warrant for Brookfield home. Police say they found heroin and heroin paraphernalia at the 199 West Brookfield Road home. Arrested for possession of heroin were Jessica Stuart 35, James Freeman 34, both of Brookfield VT, Patrick Mccullough 24, of Williamstown VT and Daisey Lumbra22, of East Granvill VT. All four were released on criminal citations to appear in Orange County District Court on January 27, 2015 at 8:00 to answer the charge.

VSP Seeks Information on Rest Area Robbery
Vermont State Police is seeking information regarding a break in to the I-89 Randolph Rest Area. Police say just about 4:00 are on Saturday, someone broke the glass door and took a cash box. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Vermont State Police in Royalton at 802-234-9933.