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CNH Industrial workers on strike since May approve new deal

Jan. 22, 2023 11:37 AM EST

More than 1,000 CNH Industrial workers who have been on strike since last May approved a new contract Saturday with the maker of tractors, bulldozers, backhoes and other heavy equipment. The United Auto Workers said union members in Racine, Wisconsin, and Burlington, Iowa, approved...

Vermont State trooper suspended in missing Rolex case

Jan. 04, 2023 16:05 PM EST

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont State Police trooper has been suspended with pay while detectives conduct a criminal investigation into missing property, including a $14,000 Rolex watch, from the temporary evidence storage room at the Williston barracks. Detectives are...

Company asks judge to delay demolition of Vermont school

Dec. 20, 2022 15:45 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The manufacturer of chemicals that are prompting Vermont's largest city to tear down its high school wants to delay the demolition, saying that to do so now would result in the destruction of evidence. Burlington's school board sued Monsanto in federal court...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 16, 2022 13:50 PM EST

Bangor Daily News. December 14, 2022. Editorial: State leaders need to keep trading ideas to reach agreement on heating aid There was a lot of frustration last week, both in Augusta and around the state, when lawmakers failed to pass a nearly $475 million package of...

Vermont city sues Monsanto over school contamination

Dec. 12, 2022 15:37 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The school board in Vermont’s largest city on Monday sued the manufacturer of chemicals that are forcing the city to tear down its high school and build a new one at an estimated cost of more than $190 million. City officials announced in October they...

Students sue Vermont school over response to sex assaults

Dec. 09, 2022 14:11 PM EST

Three women are suing the University of Vermont, saying the school failed to adequately respond after they reported they had been sexually assaulted while students on the Burlington campus. The civil suit, which is seeking unspecified damages, says that after the three women were...

Burlington man arraigned in downtown stabbing death

Dec. 09, 2022 12:11 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Burlington man pleaded not guilty Friday to fatally stabbing a man in what the police chief says is fifth homicide this year in Vermont's largest city, the most since 1960. Von C. Simmonds, 40, was arrested Thursday in the death of Abubakar Sharif, 23, who...

March trial set in Vermont for mall kidnapping

Dec. 07, 2022 11:58 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with kidnapping a woman and her child from a mall in New Hampshire and then bringing them to Vermont in 2019 is expected to go on trial in March. Everett Simpson has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. Police say Simpson...

Vermont's largest city sees 5 homicides, most since 1960

Dec. 06, 2022 10:21 AM EST

The five homicides committed in Burlington this year are the most since 1960 and the number of killings in those two years could tie the most ever reported in Vermont's largest city in one year, the city's police chief says. Burlington police are investigating the city’s fifth...

Burlington police investigate stabbing death, 5th killing

Dec. 05, 2022 11:26 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington police are investigating a fatal stabbing, the fifth homicide in Vermont’s largest city this year. Officers were called to a Main Street pizza restaurant on Sunday at 3 a.m. and found a male victim bleeding heavily from apparent stab wounds. The...