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Defendant in Vermont ski fraud case wants passport back

Nov. 15, 2019 4:37 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former president of Jay Peak Ski Resort, accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case in northern Vermont, has asked for his passport back. In court papers filed Wednesday, a lawyer for William Stenger states that Stenger needs his passport so he can travel internationally for...

U of Vermont grad student’s arm burned in lab ‘flash fire’

Nov. 15, 2019 12:24 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont says a graduate student received burns to the arm in a flash fire that occurred when a vial broke and the chemical inside was exposed to the air. UVM spokesman Enrique Corredera says the Friday morning incident that occurred inside an exhaust hood in a...

Closed bridge damaged in Halloween storm causing headaches

Nov. 15, 2019 8:40 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A closed bridge in Vermont that was damaged during a Halloween storm is forcing thousands of drivers to adjust their commute through South Burlington and Williston. Mynbc5.com reports that rushing water and debris wrecked a culvert underneath the temporary bridge connecting...

Lamb’s double-double helps lift Vermont past Boston U

Nov. 13, 2019 9:56 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and Vermont beat Boston University 62-47 on Wednesday night. It was Lamb’s second double-double in three games. Vermont (3-0) led 30-27 at intermission and extended the margin to 40-31 on Robin Duncan’s...

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

Nov. 13, 2019 5:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather breaking records from Mississippi to Maine. Cold temperatures that stretched to the Gulf Coast followed a snowstorm that the National Weather Service said contributed to...

Middle school to be latest to fly Black Lives Matter flag

Nov. 13, 2019 9:55 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont middle school is going to join a number of schools across the state by flying a Black Lives Matter flag. The Burlington School District reports that the city school board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow the flag to be flown at the Edmunds Middle School. The Burlington...

Some Northern New England cities break cold records

Nov. 13, 2019 9:54 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Chilly enough? The National Weather Service says several cities in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire hit record-low temperatures for Nov. 12-13 as wintry weather arrived early in the region. In Vermont, Burlington fell to 11 degrees Fahrenheit (-11 Celsius) and Montpelier plunged to 6...

Driver seriously hurt in multi-vehicle crash

Nov. 10, 2019 3:54 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A driver has been seriously hurt in a crash on a Massachusetts highway involving multiple vehicles. State Police say the crash happened around 1:45 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 93 near Exit 38 in Wilmington. They say an SUV travelling on the northbound side struck a sedan, rolled over...

Ben & Jerry's sued over 'happy cow' characterization

Nov. 8, 2019 6:29 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ben & Jerry's is facing a lawsuit accusing the ice cream maker and its parent company of false advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products comes from "happy cows." In a complaint filed Oct. 29 in federal court in Burlington, Vermont, where Ben & Jerry's was...

Officer who hit man who died won't be prosecuted

Nov. 8, 2019 5:57 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Burlington police officer was legally justified in his use of force when he hit a man in the head during an altercation that contributed to the man's death, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan said Friday. But Donovan said Officer Cory Campbell's actions in his second interaction...