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Town allows church to operate warming center without permit

Dec. 8, 2019 4:24 PM EST

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town will allow a local church to operate a daily warming center without a zoning permit, officials said. The town of St. Johnsbury has received five complaints that United Community Church should go through a zoning permit process to provide a warming center, The...

Man arrested on suspicion of racism at Manchester derby

Dec. 8, 2019 12:42 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police on Sunday questioned a soccer fan who was arrested after being seen on camera at Manchester City's stadium appearing to racially abuse Manchester United players by imitating a monkey. During the second half of the Premier League's Manchester derby, police said they were...

Vermont city to allow snowmobiles on downtown streets

Dec. 8, 2019 10:45 AM EST

NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont city will allow snowmobiles to drive on several streets to reach the downtown area, officials said. Newport City's council voted unanimously this week to give snowmobile riders limited access to downtown streets, The Caledonian Record reported. Riders will be permitted to...

Man and dog rescued from ice in Vermont

Dec. 8, 2019 9:37 AM EST

SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — An 80-year-old man and his dog are safe after falling through the ice on a pond in Shaftsbury. The Brattleboro Reformer reports that Solon Rhode had gone for a walk with his dog, Brie, on Thursday when the English setter fell through the ice. The retired doctor says he tried...

Vermont town ponders sale of land that once protected water

Dec. 8, 2019 9:10 AM EST

The town of Proctor is preparing to ask voters in the Vermont community how they feel about selling the 1,600-acre Chittenden Watershed. Late last month, the Proctor Select Board directed town officials to draft a ballot article asking voters whether they want to sell the property. The board will review the...

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...

Man United players targeted with racist abuse at Man City

Dec. 7, 2019 4:53 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United players were targeted with racist abuse and had objects thrown at them by Manchester City fans during Saturday's Premier League derby at the Etihad Stadium. English football's anti-racism body, Kick It Out, said it had been “inundated with reports of...

Man City beaten 2-1 by United in blow to title defense

Dec. 7, 2019 2:39 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City fans hurled objects at Manchester United midfielder Fred as their Premier League title defense faded further with a 2-1 loss in the city derby on Saturday. In the same incident, as Fred prepared to take a corner with United leading 2-0, a fan was caught on camera...

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...