A Stowe man, who federal authorities say was caught with about 272 pounds of marijuana near the U.S.-Canadian border, has avoided going to federal prison for his part in an illegal drug smuggling operation in the Northeast Kingdom.

Backcountry rescue teams from Waterbury and Stowe, assisted by three other rescue teams, brought a 31-year-old injured hiker off White Rocks Trail on Hunger Mountain in Middlesex Saturday night, Nov. 20.

A former house designer who had worked in Stowe and the Mad River Valley was sentenced Tuesday to more than 16 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of children and for possessing child pornography — both involving victims under age 12.

The defense lawyer for a Stowe man who police say admitted to starting at least eight fires wants his confession thrown out in U.S. District Court.

A Greensboro man who shot and killed another man two weeks ago in what he says was an act of self-defense now faces murder charges.

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