Vermont State Police: Underhill shooting suspect kills himself

first_imgVermont State Police (6 pm) The Vermont State Police is identifying the man shot this morning as Ryan Prue, 28, a resident of the home on Meadow Lane in Underhill where the shooting occurred. He was last reported to be in critical condition at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.Following a daylong search, law enforcement tracked Underhill shooting suspect Evan Labonte to a wooded, marshy area between Creek Farm Road and Interstate 89 in Colchester.When police, including members of the Tactical Services Unit of the Vermont State Police, attempted to begin speaking with Labonte from a distance, he was observed to place a handgun to his head and fire a shot, killing himself.VSP Photo of Evan LabonteThe incident began overnight Tuesday, May 26, into Wednesday, May 27, when Labonte sent multiple text messages to a former girlfriend. At about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Labonte ambushed a vehicle driven by the girlfriend’s current boyfriend as the 29-year-old victim backed his vehicle out of the garage of a home at 50 Meadow Lane in Underhill. The victim was struck by multiple rounds but managed to return inside the home, where police and rescue crews were called.Based on evidence including text messages and witness statements, an extensive search began for the suspect, identified as Labonte. Late Wednesday morning, a vehicle driven by Labonte was located near Sandbar State Park off U.S. Route 2 in Milton. A Chittenden County sheriff’s deputy in an unmarked vehicle followed the vehicle to the Breezy Acres mobile home park at the intersection of Creek Farm Road and U.S. Routes 2 & 7 in Colchester.Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies converged on the area in an attempt to peacefully apprehend Labonte and protect the general public, and initiated an extensive search by foot and in the air that ultimately located Labonte before he died by suicide.Search efforts throughout the day involved the Vermont State Police; police departments from Colchester, Burlington, Essex, Milton, the University of Vermont and Winooski; the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department; the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles; wardens from the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife; the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; the Colchester and Essex rescue squads; Colchester Technical Rescue; and the Underhill Jericho Volunteer Fire Department.The victim of the Underhill shooting is listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington with multiple gunshot wounds. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.The investigation into the incident remains ongoing and encompasses multiple scenes, in Underhill and in Colchester. Police continue to ask that anyone with information about the events of the day call the Vermont State Police in Williston at 802-878-7111.***Update No. 3, 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020***The scene along Creek Farm Road in Colchester is secure following an extensive search for Evan Labonte. Multiple law enforcement agencies are actively working at the west end of Creek Farm Road. The numerous law enforcement agencies involved in the search thank the public for their assistance and patience.***Update No. 2, 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020***People in the area of Creek Farm Plaza in Colchester should remain indoors and lock their residences while the search for shooting suspect Evan Labonte continues.Please immediately call 911 if you see the suspect or have any relevant information.***Update No. 1, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020***As the investigation into Wednesday morning’s shooting in Underhill continues, the Vermont State Police search for suspect Evan Labonte has expanded to Colchester.Police are on scene in the vicinity of the intersection of US Routes 2 & 7 and Creek Farm Plaza in Colchester. Multiple police agencies and resources are on the scene, including the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit, the Colchester Police Department, the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department and a helicopter from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.People in the area are advised to be cautious and alert while the police activity is underway. Anyone with information about Labonte’s whereabouts should immediately call 911 or the Vermont State Police in Williston at 802-878-7111.***Initial news release, 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020***The Vermont State Police is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning, May 27, 2020, in the town of Underhill, and asking the public to stay alert while the suspect remains at large.The shooting occurred at about 7:30 a.m. at 50 Meadow Lane. The suspect, identified as Evan Labonte, 24, of Fairfax, shot a 29-year-old man multiple times in a vehicle outside the home. The victim has been transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington for treatment; his current condition is unknown.Following the shooting, Labonte fled the scene on foot. It is unclear in what direction Labonte might have been traveling, or whether he had access to a vehicle.Labonte is described as a slim white man, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red sweater and low-hanging jeans. Labonte might still be armed with the handgun used in the shooting and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees Labonte should not approach him and instead immediately call 911 or the Vermont State Police in Williston at 802-878-7111.The investigation into the shooting is in its earliest stages. Detectives with the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigations, joined by members of the Crime Scene Search Team and Field Force Division, are responding the incident.The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of relatives.Members of the public should avoid Meadow Lane in Underhill while the investigation is underway.Anyone with information relevant to the investigation or the whereabouts of Labonte is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in Williston at 802-878-7111.Media is asked to stage at the Underhill Jericho Fire Department on Vermont Route 15.No further information is currently available. Updates will be provided as the investigation continues.COLCHESTER, Vt. (Wednesday, May 27, 2020) — VSPlast_img read more

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Prairie Village attorney will make arguments before U.S. Supreme Court this fall

first_imgA Prairie Village attorney this fall will be making arguments in front of the United States Supreme Court.Rex SharpRex Sharp of Gunderson Sharp, LLP, is the counsel of record for Brandon W. Owens, the defendant in a case that was accepted by the Supreme Court in April. The case, known as Dart Cherokee vs. Owens, examines what information a defendant looking to have his case transferred from a state court to a federal court must provide.Sharp is slated to make oral arguments before the high court Oct. 7 — considered one of the highest honors in the legal profession.Sharp is a well-known locally for his representation of oil and gas, beef and trucking industry clients. He is also the attorney representing former Prairie Village City Councilor David Morrison in his appeal to be reseated after being ousted by Johnson County Judge David Hauber.You can find a complete overview of the Dart Cherokee vs. Owens case over at SCOTUSblog.last_img read more

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NMMSH: Free Launch Pad Lecture On Comets Jan. 3

first_imgComet Bennet was discovered Dec. 28, 1969 by John Caister Bennett in Pretoria, South Africa. It was widely visible by April 1970 and was slated to be photographed April 14 from Apollo 13, but a critical malfunction in the spacecraft prevented the crew from taking the photos. Courtesy/britastro.orgNMMSH News:ALAMOGORDO – From early effects on world history to intergalactic interlopers, take a fascinating look at the sometimes terrifying but always beautiful and fascinating world of comets.Harbingers of doom in the past, comets today provide a fascinating look into the early days of the formation of our solar system as well as a glimpse into the deep, cold and unknown regions of our own galaxy and beyond.The New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo is hosting its first Launch Pad Lecture of the new year, Comets: Nomads of the Solar System, at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, on the museum’s first floor.The Launch Pad Lecture is free to the public and is held at 9 a.m. the first Friday of each month on the Museum’s first floor. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation. The next Launch Pad Lecture will be Feb. 7, and the subject will be the 90th Anniversary of the discovery of Pluto. A special guest speaker is pending.The Launch Pad Lectures are streamed live on Periscope and are also available after the lecture on the museum’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2SirhgX3NsxcREfOVLjHeA.The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575.437.2840 or toll free 1.877.333.6589 or visit the website at www.nmspacemuseum.org. Like us at: www.facebook.com/NMSpaceMuseum/About the New Mexico Museum of Space History: www.nmspacemuseum.orgThe New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Governor’s Commission to the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Programs and exhibits are supported by the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation through the generous support of donors.Dedicated Oct. 5, 1976, as the International Space Hall of Fame, the New Mexico Museum of Space History’s mission is to inspire and educate, to promote and preserve, and to honor the pioneers of space exploration.A Smithsonian Affiliate, the museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and stresses the significant role that the state of New Mexico has played in the development of the U.S. Space Program through collecting, preserving, and interpreting significant artifacts relevant to the history of space. The museum campus facility includes: the Museum of Space History, International Space Hall of Fame, John P. Stapp Air & Space Park, Daisy Track, Clyde W. Tombaugh Education Center, New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium, Astronaut Memorial Garden, Hubbard Space Science Research Building, and Museum Support Center.3198 State Route 2001 | Alamogordo, NM 88310 (Mailing: PO Box 5430, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430) For more information: 575.437.2840 or toll free 1.877.333.6589. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday (closed Tuesday), closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Events, news releases and images about activities at the New Mexico Museum of Space History and other divisions in the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at www.media.newmexicoculture.org.last_img read more

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30 Valemaxes on Order for Chinese Owners

first_imgChinese shipping companies Cosco Group, China Merchants Group and ICBC Financial Leasing Co. are reported to have stacked up orders for 30 Valemax ore carriers worth a total of USD 2.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal writes.The trio is said to have ordered 10 ships respectively at local yards, namely Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, Beihai Shipbuilding, CIC Jiangsu and Yangzijiang Shipbuilding. The move will definitely help lift Chinese shipbuilding orderbook which has been badly hit by the ordering slump, especially in the dry bulk sector.The 30-strong Valemax fleet is slated for completion and delivery in 2018.According to brokers in Singapore and London, cited by WSJ, the Valemaxes will give Chinese carriers control of about 30% of total iron-ore imports into the country in terms of volume, keeping freight rates under control for years.The move follows the lifting of China’s ban on the very large ore carriers from calling its ports that was carried out in July, 2015 after three years of prohibition.China’s economy has been dictating the market developments in the dry bulk shipping and the recent shifts which caused a slowdown in imports aided further to the collapse in freight rates in 2015 that dropped to historical lows this year.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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GeoSea Installs First Foundation at Galloper

first_imgOffshore marine engineering specialist GeoSea installed the first of fifty-six turbine foundations at the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm on Wednesday, 28th December.The components are being loaded-out onto the GeoSea installation vessel, Innovation, in Rotterdam and Vlissingen, with the installation phase planned to be complete by early summer next year.Tideway, part of Deme Group, is carrying out the scour protection works for the foundations, with the programme of works well underway.GeoSea sub-contracted Sif Group and Smulders to produce the monopiles and transition pieces. Each foundation is around 85 metres in length and 7.5 metres in diameter, and weighs around up to 1,200 tonnes.The installation of the fifty-six 6MW Siemens turbines is expected to start in the early summer of 2017.Project Director, Toby Edmonds, said: “This time last year we had recently achieved Financial Close for the project and announced our new project partners. In the last year we have built the majority of the onshore substation infrastructure; connected the first of two export cables; opened the project Offshore Construction Coordination Base in Lowestoft; celebrated the Siemens assembly base ground-breaking ceremony in Great Yarmouth; and submitted the planning application for our Operations & Maintenance Base in Harwich. Next year, the bulk of our focus will, of course, be on offshore construction, but we will also be finishing the installation of the onshore electrical infrastructure and constructing the Operations & Maintenance base.”Galloper offshore wind farm, located approximately 30 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, is an extension of the existing and fully operational Greater Gabbard wind farm and represents an expected investment potential of around GBP 1.5 billion.innogy SE is leading the development and construction of the project on behalf of its partners who also include the UK Green Investment Bank, Siemens Financial Services and Macquarie Capital.last_img read more

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Prejudice and privilege

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Cargolux adds Oslo stop

first_imgThe service will be operated by one of the airline’s Boeing 747-8 freighters.In addition to seafood, Cargolux expects to carry shipments for the oil and gas industry on the service linking the USA, Norway and Luxembourg.  www.cargolux.comlast_img

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Expert witnesses ‘pressured by solicitors’

first_imgNearly 30% of expert witnesses have been pressurised by solicitors to change their reports in a way that damaged their impartiality, according to a survey.The latest Bond Solon Annual Expert Witness Survey found that 55 out of 186 respondents had been asked to make changes, such as removing sections of reports that were seen as damaging the client’s case.An overwhelming majority of respondents said that better regulation is needed. More than a third of respondents (35%) said mandatory accreditation of whiplash experts, as proposed by the government, would improve expert witness standards. However, a higher percentage (40%) felt accreditation would have no effect.last_img

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Pilbara open access from November 20

first_imgAUSTRALIA: Three heavy haul iron ore railways in West Australia are to be ‘declared’ permitting third parties to negotiate open access with effect from November 19, Commonwealth Treasurer Wayne Swan announced on October 27. Swan will ‘declare’ BHP Billiton’s Goldsworthy railway and Rio Tinto’s Robe River and Hamersley lines for 20 years under the National Access Regime within the Trade Practices Act 1974. The process is designed ‘to facilitate third party access to nationally significant infrastructure and promote competition through the efficient operation of, and investment in, infrastructure’ said a statement from Swan. Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary Pilbara Infrastructure had submitted a request to the National Competition Council to declare the three railways. BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto opposed this, arguing their railways were part of the ‘production process’ rather than ‘services’, and so not subject to declaration. However the high court unanimously ruled that BHP Billiton’s Mount Newman and Goldsworthy lines were in fact services, and so the miner is obliged to negotiate access on a commercial basis. Swan said concerns about costs arising from third party access are outweighed ‘by a range of benefits, including increased competition, avoiding inefficient duplication of facilities and reducing further adverse impacts on native title rights and the environment.’ Declaration does not automatically give a right of access, but it provides a third party with recourse to binding arbitration if it is unable to agree access terms with the infrastructure owner. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission can impose access terms, or can refuse access if it finds that the owners cannot be appropriately compensated.last_img read more

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Cargo storage space increased at the port

first_img Share Share Tweet Share Hurricane MariaLocalNewsRecovery Cargo storage space increased at the port by: Dominica Vibes News – November 9, 2017center_img Sharing is caring! 143 Views   no discussions Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority (DASPA), Benoit BardouilleCargo storage space at the Woodbridge Bay Port has been increased according to Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority (DASPA), Benoit Bardouille who gave an update during the daily press briefing of Thursday 8 November 2017. “We are pleased to inform the public that we have increased in terms of the capacity of our storage locations. Yesterday we completed another four thousand, eight hundred square feet of covered space in shed one and today we will be moving more cargo into shed one so that we can destuff containers at a faster ate so that we can facilitate those persons bringing in barrels and boxes,” Bardouille stated. Meanwhile he said one of the main challenges is the pace of response from the mercantile community which was severely affected by the passage of the hurricane. “We want to point out clearly that from the commercial standpoints, all the commercial rates prior to Maria at DASPA will continue to be applied. One of the challenges that we do have, is that the mercantile community has been a little slow in responding to moving cargo pout of the port. Clearly they were impacted heavily by the passage of the hurricane, and that is mainly the reason that the reason that there have been some slow movement,” he explained. Working hours Bardouille announced has been extended to facilitate faster movement of containers from the port in an effort to create more space. “We have been taking in a lot of containers form the ships on a regular basis, and we have extended our operating hours to facilitate the mercantile community getting their containers to their properties. We will go up to about 7 p.m. so that the truckers can move containers to the merchant’s location from about 2 in the afternoon, so that they can move as many containers as possible to the premises of the mercantile community,” he said.last_img read more

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