Efforts to pass a Jessica's Law in Vermont are quickly gaining support across the state.
Jessica's Law carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison for anyone convicted of sexually assaulting a child.
Thousands have become interested in the law since 12-year-old Brooke Bennett of Braintree was kidnapped and murdered. Her uncle, Michael Jacques, 42, has been charged in her kidnapping. He was released from probation 7 years early for kidnapping and raping a Rutland teen in 1992.
Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:08:37 GMT
Flood warnings are in effect around our region as heavy rains begin to move through. There is already localized flooding at some of the typical problem spots, like the wrong-way bridge on Route 15 inMore >>
Parts of our region are already flooding and others are bracing as heavy rains move through. Not only is rain falling fast, but warm temperatures Monday melted snow, adding to high waters.More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:06:00 GMT
A man had to be pulled from the Black River in Springfield Tuesday morning. The Hartford Fire Department says it's working to pull a man out from the river. They say he got stuck about 75 feet out inMore >>
Vermont emergency workers have rescued a man stranded in the middle of a treacherous section of river in downtown Springfield. More >>