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Judge sets March trial date in mall kidnapping

Dec. 10, 2019 2:43 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man charged with kidnapping a woman and her child from a mall in New Hampshire and then bringing her to Vermont is scheduled to go on trial in federal court in March, a judge ruled Tuesday. Court records indicate that jury selection in the trial of Everett Simpson is...

Leaders concerned over list of noncitizens in vote proposal

Dec. 10, 2019 11:46 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Compiling a list of legal but noncitizen residents as part of a proposal to allow noncitizen voting in a Vermont city could have negative and unintended consequences, local leaders said. The proposal returned to Burlington City Council Charter Change Committee on Monday because of...

Vermont Air National Guard chooses new wing commander

Dec. 9, 2019 12:54 PM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A veteran fighter pilot will become the next commander of the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing, the guard announced Monday. The selection of Col. David Shevchik comes after the Vermont air guard has taken delivery of the first five of what will be 20 F-35 fighter...

Smith scores 25 to lift Vermont past Towson 55-38

Dec. 7, 2019 9:56 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Stef Smith had a season-high 25 points as Vermont topped Towson 55-38 on Saturday night. Anthony Lamb had 15 points and nine rebounds for Vermont (7-4). Ben Shungu added seven rebounds. The Tigers' 38 points on 24.5 percent shooting represented the worst marks by a Vermont opponent...

School district, Department of Justice reach settlement

Dec. 7, 2019 2:07 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington School District has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice over complaints of sex discrimination at an elementary school. Superintendent Yaw Obeng said the complaints were related to student-on-student bullying and harassment, particularly...

Vermont expert appointed to US substance abuse panel

Dec. 7, 2019 10:30 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of Vermont’s leaders in addressing substance use and addiction has been appointed to a national panel that is looking for ways to improve federal programs for substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. Cynthia Seivwright, of Essex Junction, the director of...

Vermont outlining steps in women's prison investigation

Dec. 6, 2019 2:55 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A criminal investigation by the Vermont State Police has been in progress at the women's prison in South Burlington for two months, Human Services Secretary Michael Smith said Friday. The criminal case was referred to the state police by the Department of Corrections, Smith said in a...

Vermont city council president will not seek re-election

Dec. 5, 2019 8:01 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont city council president announced he will be retiring after 25 years in local politics. Burlington City Council President Kurt Wright announced during his radio show on WVMT, “The Morning Drive with Marcus and Kurt,” that he will not seek re-election in 2020....

Vermont Air Guard takes delivery of 3 more F-35 fighter jets

Dec. 5, 2019 4:03 PM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Air National Guard has taken delivery of three more F-35 fighter jets. The guard says the three jets arrived at the Burlington International Airport in South Burlington at about 3 p.m. Thursday after being flown from the factory in Fort Worth, Texas, by Vermont...

Vermont to investigate women's prison after newspaper report

Dec. 5, 2019 2:37 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is promising the state will investigate conditions in Vermont's only women's prison after a newspaper article described sexual misconduct and drug use involving inmates and correctional officers. Speaking at a Thursday news conference in Montpelier, Scott said Human...