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Nearly 200 evacuated from malfunctioning ski lift in Vermont

Nov. 19, 2019 5:01 AM EST

DOVER, Vt. (AP) — About 200 people had to be evacuated from a malfunctioning chair lift at Mount Snow in southern Vermont during its opening weekend. Mynbc5 reports that the hourlong malfunction happened on Saturday. Ski patrol helped riders off the Challenger lift. No injuries were reported. Mount Snow...

Ex -officer seen in video hitting prisoner pleads not guilty

Nov. 18, 2019 7:43 PM EST

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont police officer recorded on video punching a handcuffed woman in custody pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of simple assault. Jason Lawton, of Fletcher, Vermont, was released on conditions, including that he not contact the woman. The video, some of it from a...

More than 200 students prepare climate change resolution

Nov. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — More than 200 students in Vermont ranging from elementary school to college plan to present a resolution to legislators calling on them to address climate change. The students met at the Statehouse on Sunday for the very first Youth Climate Congress. Their resolution calls for goals...

Missing suspect in Vermont killing on ‘Most Wanted’ list

Nov. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says the name of a suspect in the killing of a Vermont woman last year has been added to its 15 “Most Wanted” list. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Monday that it is now offering up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest...

Gas prices down a bit in Vermont, unchanged in Maine, NH

Nov. 18, 2019 10:35 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There’s been little change in northern New England’s gas prices over the last week. The latest GasBuddy surveys show that the average price of gas in Vermont dropped 3 cents, to $2.59 a gallon. But prices were unchanged in New Hampshire at $2.45 a gallon, and in Maine, at...

Man pleads guilty to animal cruelty at farm, cows neglected

Nov. 18, 2019 10:28 AM EST

NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) — A man has accepted a plea deal in connection to a case of animal cruelty in which at least 20 cows and other animals were deprived of food and care and died on a farm in Brownington, Vermont. Authorities say the owners of the farm left the animals in the care of their son,...

Warming shelter opens in St. Johnsbury; neighbors object

Nov. 18, 2019 9:48 AM EST

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A warming shelter has opened in a church in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, despite complaints from neighbors. Four parties have objected to the shelter at the United Community Church on Main Street. The Colonial Apartments manager said they are concerned about the safety of their...

Veterans and community job fair Tuesday in South Burlington

Nov. 17, 2019 1:59 PM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Labor is hosting a veteran and community job fair next week in South Burlington. The annual event will be open to veterans from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday and then to all job seekers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers say more than 70 employers...

Brattleboro Outing Club helps supports cross-country skiing

Nov. 17, 2019 1:47 PM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Cross country skiers in the Brattleboro area will have a new warming hut available for use this winter. The Brattleboro Reformer reports the warming hut that was built at the Windham Regional Career Center was brought to the Brattleboro Country Club just in time for the 2019-20 ski...

Vermont supreme court wades into issue of forced medication

Nov. 17, 2019 10:28 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court says a past finding of incompetence doesn’t mean a mentally ill man was still incompetent when he signed an advanced directive banning involuntary medication. The Rutland Herald reports that the decision, released Friday, rejected a family court...