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Roger Pion shown competent for trial

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by Bethany M. Dunbar NEWPORT — A new examination of Roger Pion’s mental health shows that he is currently competent to stand trial, attorneys and Judge Howard Van Benthuysen heard in the criminal division of Orleans Superior Court Tuesday. His new lawyer, Chan... More »

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Brooks sentenced to 18 months for embezzling

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by Chris Braithwaite BURLINGTON — Kim Brooks will serve 18 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $160,000 from her former employer in Orleans. The 48-year-old Brownington woman was dismissed from her job at Desmarais Equipment in the spring of 2011... More »

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Photos and beer can trail lead to arson arrest

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by Tena Starr ALBANY  — An Albany firefighter, who allegedly told police he has a problem with fire and needs help, has been accused of trying to burn down his own department. Elmer Joerg, 45, of Holland pled innocent last week in the Criminal Division of Orle... More »

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In Barton: Chronicle reporter watches car get stolen

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by Bethany M. Dunbar BARTON — A veteran reporter for the Chronicle had his car stolen from the office as he was working inside on Tuesday.  But about three hours later, the vehicle was found in Orleans, and the person who took it was caught. About 3:30 p.m., A... More »

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In Westfield: Police have suspect in homicide

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by Paul Lefebvre  WESTFIELD — A movie set carpenter for major films and a part-time resident here is believed to be the victim of a recent homicide in this town of roughly 500 people. State Police are not releasing the name of the deceased, but neighbors say h... More »

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Former Orleans County prosecutor in jail in Arizona

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by Tena Starr copyright the Chronicle June 20, 2012   A former Orleans County prosecutor is spending 15 years in prison in Arizona for bilking clients by pretending he could help them with divorce cases.  Despite the fact that he’d been disbarred in Vermont, h... More »