• Dropped call leads to search
    November 26,2013

    WARREN — Local search and rescue teams swiftly responded to a dropped call for help placed by a couple of Burlington hikers who managed to make it safely off Camel’s Hump without any assistance over the weekend.
    Program helps

    veterans in Vt.

    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A new program called Veterans Justice Outreach is reaching out to help veterans in Vermont and New Hampshire who are facing issues such as jail time and homelessness.

    Deborah Amdur, director of the White River Junction VA Hospital, said the goal is to ensure that veterans who are in the criminal justice system have access to VA mental services and substance abuse treatment.

    The VA hospitals in both states are vowing to work more closely with police and judges to get veterans help.

    — Staff and wire reports

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