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Death row inmate expected to avoid death penalty

Sep. 20, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man facing a death penalty retrial on charges of abducting and killing a supermarket worker nearly two decades ago is expected to plead guilty and avoid the death penalty. Donald Fell was convicted in 2005 and sentenced to death under federal law for the 2000 kidnapping and...

Principal reverses decision on posting of misconduct story

Sep. 13, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Student journalists at a Vermont high school who were asked by the principal to remove a story they broke about unprofessional conduct charges against a guidance director can now repost the article. Burlington High School Principal Noel Green said Thursday since the story was...

The Latest: Negron wins 2nd District Republican nomination

Sep. 12, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the New Hampshire primary election (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A state lawmaker who served in the Air Force and worked in the defense industry has won the Republican nomination for the state's 2nd Congressional District and will face Democratic incumbent Annie Kuster in...

England striker Rashford set to resume life on the margins

Sep. 12, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

With goals in each of England's two games over the international break, Marcus Rashford might have nailed down a starting place for his country. Doing the same at his club won't be quite so easy. Rashford was back at Manchester United on Wednesday, likely resuming life on the margins of English soccer's biggest...

Task force to investigate Vermont orphanage abuse

Sep. 10, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's top law enforcement officials vowed Monday to seek the truth of decades-old allegations of physical, mental and sexual abuse and even murder at the long-closed St. Joseph's Orphanage in Burlington. Speaking at a news conference at Burlington police headquarters about...

Effort to build floating maritime museum advances

Sep. 9, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The effort to buy a boat in northern Vermont to transform it into a floating maritime museum has moved one step forward. The board of directors of Memphremagog Community Maritime announced that they have been awarded non-profit status and are now eligible for grants and tax-deductible...

Hot, dry summer bringing fewer cases of Lyme disease

Sep. 9, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

New England's hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay. The Northeastern states — which are some of the worst for Lyme in the U.S., posing a hazard to residents and vacationers alike — are still totaling the number of Lyme cases from the summer months, and there will...

Vermont town honors the nation's 1st ordained black minister

Sep. 7, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

WEST RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — More than 220 years after the first ordained black minister in the U.S. became a pastor in a small, predominantly white community in Vermont and preached about brotherly love, freedom and unity, people there are honoring his life and work with an historic marker. Lemuel Haynes...

Scholars discussing legacy of Russian dissident Solzhenitsyn

Sep. 7, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Scholars from around the world are gathering in Vermont to discuss the writings and legacy of the late dissident author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who chronicled life in Soviet-era prison camps and spent 18 years in exile in the state before living out his days in his native Russia. A...

Vermont woman who admitted ricin possession sentenced

Sep. 6, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A woman charged with manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin in her Vermont retirement community and testing it on residents was sentenced Thursday to time served and five years of probation and must undergo mental health treatment. Betty Miller, 71, also was ordered Thursday to pay a...