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Burlington plans to begin summer work on Champlain Parkway

Jan. 21, 2022 11:33 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington is hoping to begin construction this summer on the long-delayed Champlain Parkway project that would link the downtown of Vermont’s largest city to Interstate 189, the city said Friday. The city announced the plan a day after the...

Prosecutor will not pursue some charges from traffic stops

Jan. 14, 2022 09:58 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state's attorney in Vermont's largest county says her office will not prosecute some cases where evidence was seized during traffic stops as a way to tackle racial disparities in those stops. Chittenden County State's Attorney Sarah George announced...

422 staff at Vermont hospital out for COVID-related reasons

Jan. 13, 2022 11:48 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest hospital, the University of Vermont Medical Center, is operating under an emergency staffing plan because 422 staff members are out of work for COVID-19 related reasons. Staff will be sent “to areas of highest need,” the hospital said...

Sullivan, Davis carry Vermont past Stony Brook 98-65

Jan. 12, 2022 21:36 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Finn Sullivan had 19 points to lead five Vermont players in double figures as the Catamounts easily beat Stony Brook 98-65 on Wednesday night. Ryan Davis added 17 points for the Catamounts. Ben Shungu chipped in 13, Aaron Deloney scored 11 and Justin Mazzulla had 10. ...

Nearly 100 Vermont National Guard soldiers to come home

Jan. 12, 2022 14:46 PM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Nearly 100 Vermont National Guard soldiers will return Thursday from Africa where they were deployed last year, the guard said. The two units were deployed to Djibouti in eastern Africa as part of “Task Force Iron Gray” in March of 2021 to provide...

Firefighters find 1 dead in West Burlington mobile home fire

Jan. 07, 2022 10:24 AM EST

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters found one person dead inside a burning mobile home early Thursday near the southwestern Iowa city of West Burlington. Fire crews were called to the home in Flint River Township shortly after 2:30 a.m. Thursday and found it engulfed in...

Shungu scores 29 to lead Vermont over New Hampshire 82-68

Jan. 06, 2022 21:56 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ben Shungu had a career-high 29 points as Vermont beat New Hampshire 82-68 on Thursday night in the America East Conference opener for both teams. Shungu hit 4 of 6 3-pointers. Ryan Davis had 19 points and seven rebounds for Vermont (9-4, 1-0), which earned...

Burlington man sought on attempted murder charge arrested

Jan. 03, 2022 14:55 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Burlington man has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder, accused of shooting and injuring a family member at a home. The 20-year-old man turned himself into police on Monday, police said. The shooting happened just before midnight...

Vermont Air National Guard to fly night training missions

Jan. 02, 2022 08:24 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Air National Guard will be flying night training missions with its F-35 fighter jets in the coming days. The takeoffs from the South Burlington airport are scheduled for 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and landings are to happen between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m....

Court: Police shooting victim family may get video, 911 tape

Dec. 30, 2021 15:59 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The lawyer for the family of a Burlington woman who was shot and killed by a police officer in January 2015 may seek the release of police car dashboard camera video and any unreleased 911 call audio, the Iowa Supreme Court said Thursday. The decision is a...