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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...

More snow, frigid temperatures later Friday

Nov. 15, 2019 11:15 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Northern New England is in for more snow and frigid temperatures early in the season. The National Weather Service says an artic front is moving into the region Friday afternoon and evening that could bring snow squalls to parts of Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, including whiteout...

Defendant in Vermont ski fraud case wants passport back

Nov. 15, 2019 10:59 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of four men facing federal charges in what’s described as a multimillion-dollar fraud case in northern Vermont is asking for his passport back. In court papers filed Wednesday, William Stenger says he needs his passport so he can travel internationally for work. Stenger...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

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...

16 arrested in Vermont drug trafficking investigation

Nov. 15, 2019 5:01 AM EST

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Sixteen people have been arrested in a month-long drug trafficking investigation in northern Vermont. The United States attorney announced Thursday that 11 suspects from Newport, St. Johnsbury, Clinton, Massachusetts, and New York City are facing charges ranging from possession...

Assault charge for ex-officer seen in video hitting prisoner

Nov. 14, 2019 5:14 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former St. Albans police officer recorded on video hitting a handcuffed female prisoner was charged Thursday with simple assault, police said. The Vermont State Police and the attorney general’s office said Jason Lawton, 31, of Fletcher was cited on a charge of simple...

Man sentenced for buying marijuana with intent to distribute

Nov. 14, 2019 5:09 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Vermont man who authorities say bought a kilogram of marijuana in Maine to distribute to his friends in Vermont has been sentenced to probation and fined. The Sun Journal reports that a federal judge sentenced 71-year-old Charles Caliri, of Woodstock, to three years probation and...

U. of Vermont announces tuition freeze for next year

Nov. 14, 2019 4:01 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont will not be increasing tuition next year. University President Suresh Garimella announced the move Thursday, saying it was critical for the school to address the financial pressures that families and individuals face when seeking higher education. This year,...

Politicians seek info on interior New England border checks

Nov. 14, 2019 3:55 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some members of Congress from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are asking Customs and Border Protection for information about temporary highway checkpoints that are set up away from the Canadian border. In a letter to Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan dated Wednesday, the lawmakers...