A Vermont man who recently worked in
the state as a reporter died Wednesday in a kayaking accident.
Police say Alan Panebaker, 29, of
Montpelier, was in the Flume Gorge of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, N.H.,
when his kayak overturned and he drowned.
Panebaker graduated from Vermont Law
School last year and was a reporter at VTDigger.org until July when he took a
job with American Whitewater, a river conservation group.
Colleagues at VTDigger describe him as
an avid kayaker who spent much of his free time riding the whitewater rivers of
Though Panebaker worked only a short time as a reporter,
he earned the respect of his colleagues and the people he covered. Gov. Peter
Shumlin issued a statement saying, "I am deeply sorry to learn of the death of VTDIGGER reporter Alan Panebaker, and my heart goes out to his friends, family, and the VTDIGGER staff. Alan was a fair, thorough and informative reporter, and always had a smile for his fellow journalists and the politicians he covered. He will be missed."
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:44:21 GMT
New developments in a WCAX News investigation into a land deal between Gov. Peter Shumlin and an East Montpelier man. Jeremy Dodge's kids say the governor took advantage of their dad and they now planMore >>
New developments in a WCAX News investigation into a land deal between Gov. Shumlin and an East Montpelier man. Jeremy Dodge's kids say the governor took advantage of their dad and they plan to fight the governor for the property.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:00 PM EDT2013-05-24 00:00:29 GMT
Steve Stitzel is a lawyer with three decades of tax sales experience. His firm represents towns from Bennington to Newport. He says in recent years towns have gotten tough on tax collections. "BudgetsMore >>
There are several steps before a home is sold in a tax sale. Once it is sold, homeowners still have a year to try to get back their property. And many do find a way to pay their back taxes and stay put.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:57:59 GMT
Four colleges, including Dartmouth, are now facing federal complaints over their handling of rape allegations. Other colleges facing complaints include Swarthmore College, University of Southern California,More >>
Four colleges, including Dartmouth, face federal complaints over their handling of rape allegations.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:02 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:02:01 GMT
A Townshend man will be in court for breaking into a house and making himself at home. Police say last Friday and again on Wednesday, they caught 34-year-old Jesse Johnson living in another man's homeMore >>
A Townshend man will be in court for breaking into a house and making himself at home.More >>