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Man arrested in Jamaica for Vermont killing to be arraigned

Feb. 16, 2020 8:56 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man arrested in Jamaica in the 2018 killing of his girlfriend in South Burlington has been transported to Vermont and will be arraigned on Tuesday, police said. Leroy Headley, 38, was found and arrested by Jamaican authorities on Feb, 5 in Negril, Jamaica, officials said. He...

Lamb scores 19 to lead Vermont past Binghamton 76-48

Feb. 15, 2020 6:47 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb posted 19 points and eight rebounds as Vermont extended its winning streak to 11 games, easily defeating Binghamton 76-48 on Saturday. Stef Smith had 18 points for Vermont (21-6, 11-1 America East Conference). Ryan Davis added 13 points. Bailey Patella had 10 rebounds....

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Feb. 15, 2020 4:32 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington issued a boil water advisory on Saturday for homes in the city and some homes in South Burlington that use the city's water system out of an abundance of caution. The notice did not include the high service area at the University of Vermont and the University...

UVM Health Network has $10 million loss last quarter

Feb. 14, 2020 3:14 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Health Network — made up of six affiliate hospitals in Vermont and New York — is taking steps to address financial troubles after ending last quarter with a $10 million loss, network officials said. The nonprofit health system missed its...

Alleged gang member sentenced in drug for guns plot

Feb. 14, 2020 3:03 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Boston man who said he was a member of the Latin Kings street gang has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for bringing cocaine to Vermont in exchange for firearms. John Guerrero, 27, was sentenced Friday on one count of conspiring to distribute 280 grams or more of...

This Dec. 30, 2019, photo taken by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and released by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows one of seven parrots allegedly smuggled into the United States at Derby Line, Vt. Jafet Rodriguez, of Pennsylvania, was arrested and is due in federal court Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Burlington, Vt., to face charges he smuggled seven parrots into the United States by carrying them across the Quebec-Vermont border at Derby Line. (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)

Man charged with smuggling parrots into the United States

Feb. 13, 2020 3:01 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with smuggling seven parrots into the United States by carrying them across the Quebec-Vermont border. A federal court affidavit alleges that Jafet Rodriguez picked up the birds from a car parked in Canada outside the Haskell Free Library and Opera...

Man gets 12 1/2 years for shooting outside Vermont bar

Feb. 13, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man is going to federal prison for 12 1/2 years for a shooting outside a Vermont bar that seriously wounded a bystander. Rashad Nashid was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Burlington, prosecutors said. Nashid, 39, pleaded guilty in August to charges of illegal gun...

Davis scores 16 to carry Vermont past New Hampshire 74-50

Feb. 12, 2020 9:51 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ryan Davis came off the bench to score 16 points to lead Vermont to a 74-50 win over New Hampshire on Wednesday night, the Catamounts' 10th straight victory. Anthony Lamb had 12 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for Vermont (20-6, 10-1 America East Conference). Ben Shungu added 12...

Vermont woman gets 4 years in prison for embezzling $2.2M

Feb. 12, 2020 5:30 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman who admitted to embezzling $2.2 million from her employer has been sentenced to over four years in prison. Federal prosecutors say that between 2007 and 2017, Jennifer Dwyer disguised transfers of company money to a personal account as business expenses. Jim Choinere,...

Man shot by police gets 6-year sentence on robbery charges

Feb. 12, 2020 4:48 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man who was shot by police and taken into custody in Vermont has been sentenced to over six years in prison after pleading guilty to three robberies. The U.S. attorney's office said Mark Triolo, 47, robbed a market in Vergennes at gunpoint on May 1, 2018, and fled with over...