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Woman accused of giving heroin to woman who overdosed, died

Feb. 19, 2020 12:53 PM EST

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is accused of providing heroin to a woman who later overdosed and died. Gabriel Kittell, 31, of Barre, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to selling or dispensing a regulated drug with death resulting, The Barre Montpelier Times Argus reported. Nyna Lemieux, 30, was found face...

House postpones vote on veto override of minimum wage raise

Feb. 19, 2020 12:09 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House on Wednesday postponed a vote on whether to override Republican Gov. Phil Scott's veto of a bill that would increase the minimum wage to $12.55 over the next two years. Wednesday was the earliest day that House members could vote, WCAX-TV reported. House Speaker...

Norwalk Boy Scout works to restore Danbury rail car

Feb. 19, 2020 11:12 AM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Sami El-Abid grew up loving “Thomas the Tank Engine” and has spent the last two years building a model train set in his attic. But the Boy Scout is about to embark on an even bigger project — restoring a 1902 Rutland Railroad flatcar. The flatcar is the oldest...

Restoring connections, one petal at a time

Feb. 19, 2020 11:00 AM EST

GUILFORD, Vt. (AP) — Flowers have been scientifically shown to bring a lasting smile while also helping to relieve anxiety. "Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy," said Dr. Haviland-Jones, a professor of psychology at Rutgers. "Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we...

Upper Valley author tells a fuller story in new book

Feb. 19, 2020 9:16 AM EST

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — Stories don’t always follow an easy trajectory from beginning to middle to end. Life doubles back on itself and what might look like a conclusion turns out to be just another plot point. Here’s an example: In October 2016, Jeff Sharlet was in a small rented office in White...

Public hearing Wednesday on retention of six judges

Feb. 19, 2020 6:10 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A public hearing is being held on whether six Vermont Superior Court judges should keep their posts for another term. The hearing before the legislature's Joint Committee on Judicial Retention takes place Wednesday in room 11 of the Statehouse at 6 p.m. The judges up for review are...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Sanders hopes early strength will prove he can beat Trump

Feb. 19, 2020 6:04 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terry Reece has long been skeptical that voters would back Bernie Sanders, a 78-year-old self-described democratic socialist who is just months removed from a heart attack. Then the Vermont senator essentially tied for first place in the Democratic Party's Iowa caucuses and won its New...

Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, arrives to speak at a campaign event at the home of state Senate candidate Richard Hricik in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

Feb. 18, 2020 10:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake. The Minnesota senator was unable to name Mexican President Andres Manuel...

4 officers cleared in fatal shooting of former mayor's son

Feb. 18, 2020 4:38 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Four police officers were justified in a shooting that killed the son of the former mayor of Rutland, the Vermont attorney general said Tuesday. “This has been a tragic event for our community and of course personally for my family," current Mayor David Allaire said. ”I...

Burlington city panel will focus on needs of senior citizens

Feb. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A new panel in the city of Burlington will be focusing on the needs of senior citizens. The City Council voted unanimously on Monday to form the Council on Aging, WCAX-TV reported. The committee will be comprised in part of senior citizens, said Council President Kurt Wright,...