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Man accused of harassing black official denies gun violation

Jul. 22, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A self-described white nationalist and "online troll" accused of harassing a black legislator pleaded not guilty on Monday to violating a condition of his release on gun-related charges. Max Misch, of Bennington, is accused of purchasing a firearm after a condition was imposed that...

Goose freed, got stuck in pizza driver's car grille

Jul. 22, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a goose that got stuck in a pizza delivery driver's car grille in Vermont is expected to make a full recovery. Driver Ryan Harrington tells WCAX-TV he saw a goose waddling across the road in Burlington on Saturday. He slammed his brakes, but heard a thud and knew he...

Sanders' early life in Brooklyn taught lessons, some tough

Jul. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. The irascible Vermont senator recalled that his father had come to Brooklyn as an...

Campaigning from behind: Lower-tier 2020ers seek comeback

Jul. 20, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged. The New York senator recommended a Christmas wedding, preferably on a...

Border Patrol charges 2 in Uber with human smuggling

Jul. 19, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

HIGHGATE, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says two men in a New York City-based Uber are facing human smuggling charges after they were arrested near the Vermont-Quebec border where they intended to pick up two other men who had just entered the United States illegally. Court documents say the two men in...

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...

A Capitol offense? Cannabis found in Statehouse flower beds

Jul. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Almost three dozen cannabis plants have been found growing in the flower beds in front of the Vermont Statehouse, police said Friday. A visitor to the Statehouse alerted police to what turned out to be 34 plants found by officers this week among the cultivated flowers that line the...

Cooling tower comes down at idled Vermont nuclear plant

Jul. 12, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — A big step toward demolishing the now-closed Vermont Yankee power plant in Vernon has been taken. The Thursday demolition of the east cooling tower comes as NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning continues its work to tear down the Vermont Yankee plant. NorthStar bought Vermont Yankee in...

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...

Report: Focus on Mexican border may cost northern resources

Jul. 9, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Plans to reduce staffing shortages on the U.S. border with Canada could be hindered because the focus is on border security at the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a report by the federal Government Accountability Office. The U.S. Border Patrol, the agency responsible for...