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Fertility doc told to provide DNA sample for paternity test

Jul. 18, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A judge says a Vermont fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to impregnate a patient must turn over a sample of his DNA for paternity testing. A Florida couple sued retired Dr. John Coates in U.S. District Court last year with a claim that Coates is the father of their...

Vermont's largest city denies police abuse accusations

Jul. 11, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city has denied accusations in two federal lawsuits that police officers used excessive force in separate episodes outside Burlington bars in September 2018. In one lawsuit filed in May, a man says an officer shoved him with both hands without announcing his...

University president apologizes for eugenics research

Jun. 25, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The outgoing president of the University of Vermont has apologized for the school's involvement in eugenics research in the 1920s and 1930s that helped lead to sterilizations. President Thomas Sullivan released a statement on Friday, calling it "unethical and regrettable." Last year...

Man charged with picking up 7 who entered the US illegally

May. 28, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An Ecuadorian man is facing federal charges that he was transporting seven people who were in the United States illegally. Documents filed in federal court in Burlington on Tuesday say that Andres Santiago Coronel-Barros was arrested Sunday on Interstate 91 in Sheffield shortly after...

Ski resort leaders, businessman indicted on fraud charges

May. 22, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case were indicted on federal charges unsealed Wednesday over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money. The charges are against Jay Peak's former...

Jury: Vermont man guilty of murder in wrong-way crash

May. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont jury on Wednesday found a wrong-way driver who claimed he was on a secret mission guilty of murder in the deaths of five teenagers killed on an interstate highway. The jury's verdict against Steven Bourgoin came on the second day of deliberations following a two-week trial....

The Latest: Prosecutor says ski resort execs, others lied

May. 22, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of officials in what prosecutors say was a fraudulent Vermont investment plan (all times local): ____ 4:05 p.m. Vermont's top federal prosecutor says four men indicted on federal criminal charges lied about their plan to build a biotech facility using...

The Latest: Vermont man guilty in fatal crash that killed 5

May. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused of killing five teens in a wrong-way driving case (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A jury has found a Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of five teenagers caused when he drove the wrong way on an interstate highway. The jury...

Jury: Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of 5 teenagers in a 2016 wrong-way crash

May. 22, 2019 1:32 PM EDT
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Jury: Vermont man guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of 5 teenagers in a 2016 wrong-way crash .

Jury deliberates in Vermont wrong-way crash that killed 5

May. 21, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A jury began deliberations Tuesday in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he caused a head-on crash by driving the wrong way on an interstate. Judge Kevin Griffin told the jury of eight women and four men late Tuesday morning that...