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Man indicted on charges he assaulted Border Patrol agent

Dec. 02, 2021 16:50 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing charges he assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Vermont town of North Troy, federal prosecutors said. A grand jury on Thursday returned a three-count federal indictment alleging that the 30-year-old...

3 arrested in connection with fentanyl-laced marijuana

Dec. 02, 2021 10:10 AM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in Brattleboro in connection with marijuana laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl, police said. Last month, Brattleboro police responded to a report of an overdose and revived the patient using CPR and the...

Vermont's largest city approves mask mandate to fight COVID

Dec. 02, 2021 09:36 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington City Council has unanimously approved a mask mandate to help fight the spread of the coronavirus in Vermont’s largest city. The requirement that begins Friday includes masks in retail shops and theaters, regardless of vaccination...

Davis carries Vermont past Dartmouth 83-65

Dec. 01, 2021 23:28 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ryan Davis had 16 points to lead six Vermont players in double figures as the Catamounts topped Dartmouth 83-65 on Wednesday night. Ben Shungu and Finn Sullivan added 13 points apiece for the Catamounts (6-3). Isaiah Powell chipped in 11 points....

Man pleads not guilty to charges in killing of 2 in Vermont

Dec. 01, 2021 17:01 PM EST

A Hartford, Connecticut, man was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of aggravated murder in the killing of two people in the rural Vermont town of Woodbury more than three years ago. The attorney for Manuel Gomez, 32, entered not guilty pleas on his behalf during an...

Police in Vermont and New Hampshire seek chicken-killing dog

Dec. 01, 2021 12:21 PM EST

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — Police in a Vermont town and nearby sections of New Hampshire are searching for a dog believed to be named “Ruby” that is thought to have killed some chickens. The Norwich Police Department has requested the names of all dogs licensed under the...

Vermont National Guard units beginning to return home

Dec. 01, 2021 09:11 AM EST

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — More than 300 Vermont National Guard soldiers are beginning to return to the state, many after nearly a year deployed overseas. The first of the soldiers are due to return on Wednesday. All are scheduled to be home by Dec. 10. ...

Vermont reports record COVID-19 hospitalizations

Nov. 30, 2021 15:33 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Tuesday reported its highest number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. A total of 84 people were hospitalized, with 22 in intensive care, according to the Vermont Department of Health. ...

Loon counts show more growth in New Hampshire, Vermont

Nov. 30, 2021 13:26 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Annual counts of loons are up slightly in New Hampshire and Vermont, wildlife authorities and advocates said Tuesday. In New Hampshire, the number of territorial loon pairs rose from 321 to 326 this year, according to the Moultonborough-based Loon...

Investigation continues into shootings after hunting dispute

Nov. 30, 2021 11:22 AM EST

ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police have released more details about the shootings in Alburgh that left two men dead and one injured over the weekend after an escalating dispute over access to a property for hunting. David Mohamed, 51, and Larry P. Cameron, 41,...