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Shungu scores 21 to lead Vermont over Albany 74-66

Jan. 3, 2021 8:38 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ben Shungu had a career-high 21 points as Vermont topped Albany 74-66 on Sunday. Ryan Davis had 19 points for Vermont (3-3, 3-3 America East Conference). Justin Mazzulla added 11 points. Isaiah Powell had nine rebounds. Stef Smith, who was second on the Catamounts in scoring entering...

Kelly scores 27 to lift Albany (NY) past Vermont 63-62

Jan. 2, 2021 9:05 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — CJ Kelly had a career-high 27 points as Albany rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half and narrowly beat Vermont 63-62 on Saturday night. Albany trailed 45-30 with 16:50 remaining and tied it at 52 with 7:28 left. Jarvis Doles hit a jumper to give the Great Danes the lead...

O'Hearn lifts NJIT over Vermont 81-80 in 2OT

Dec. 28, 2020 5:50 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Dylan O'Hearn scored a career-high 26 points, San Antonio Brinson beat the buzzer on a putback, and NJIT topped Vermont 81-80 in double overtime on Monday for its first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference victory. O'Hearn lost his footing on the final possession but he got it to Diego...

Man charged in plot to bring cocaine to Vermont from Peru

Dec. 28, 2020 4:49 PM EST

A 39-year-old Montreal man is facing a cocaine trafficking charge that was part of a broader effort to transport 1,500 kilos (3,300 pounds) of the drug from Peru to Vermont, federal court documents say. The court documents do not say what the ultimate destination of the cocaine was, but a number of people...

Vermont rolls over league newcomer NJIT in AEC opener 92-78

Dec. 27, 2020 8:06 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Stef Smith scored 27 points and Ryan Davis added 22 and Vermont opened America East Conference play with a 92-78 win over league newcomer NJIT on Sunday. The Catamounts (2-1) scored the first 15 points of the game and never looked back. Isaiah Powell added 10 points for Vermont. Zach...

Justice Department sues Vermont medical center over abortion

Dec. 17, 2020 12:26 PM EST

The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against the University of Vermont Medical Center alleging it forces staff members who object to abortion on religious grounds to participate in abortion procedures. The Vermont lawsuit alleges the Burlington hospital violated the Church Amendment, which...

Orphanage investigation finds no crimes, but abuse occurred

Dec. 14, 2020 7:42 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s top law enforcement officer said Monday a two-year investigation into allegations of murder at a long-closed Burlington orphanage found no evidence of such crimes and the criminal investigation is over. In releasing the report, Attorney General T.J. Donovan said...

In this photo provided by the University of Vermont Health Network, IT staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., continue work to scan thousands of the hospital's computer systems for malware on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, after the Oct. 28 cyberattack forced a shut down of the hospital's electronic medical records system and other key systems. (Ryan Mercer/University of Vermont Health Network via AP)

As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom

Dec. 4, 2020 5:49 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital’s phone system wasn’t working. Then the internet went down, and the Burlington-based center's technical infrastructure with it. Employees lost access to databases, digital...

FILE — In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, University of Utah student Abigail Shull takes a rapid COVID-19 test in Salt Lake City. As coronavirus cases are surging around the U.S., some colleges and universities are rethinking some of their plans for next semester. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

US colleges mull new virus protocols for students' return

Nov. 27, 2020 2:41 PM EST

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — St. Michael’s College managed to keep coronavirus cases at bay for almost two months this fall with students tested upon arrival and once every three weeks. But in mid-October, cases at the small Vermont school started to climb. The outbreak was linked to an ice rink more...