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Ex-trooper charged in case that began with missing Rolex

Mar. 20, 2023 16:15 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont State Police trooper is facing criminal charges alleging that he used his position to steal personal property from storage areas and other locations that he had access to as a police officer, the state police said Monday. Giancarlo DiGenova,...

Threat on United Airlines plane shuts down Vermont airport

Mar. 13, 2023 14:49 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A threat aboard a United Airlines aircraft prompted a massive emergency response that shut down Vermont's international airport for about three hours before authorities determined the plane to be safe. The threat was made Sunday afternoon on a flight...

Lab, owner accused of $400K in drug test fraud claims

Mar. 10, 2023 13:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A clinical laboratory and its owner have been accused of submitting over $400,000 in Medicaid claims for unauthorized urine drug tests, the attorney general's office in Massachusetts said Friday. The residential sobriety tests were medically unnecessary, the office...

Voters in Vermont city reject police oversight board

Mar. 08, 2023 09:59 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Vermont's largest city have rejected a proposal for a community police oversight board that would have had the authority to discipline and remove Burlington police officers. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, a Democrat, vetoed a similar measure in...

Burlington voters consider community police oversight board

Mar. 06, 2023 17:11 PM EST

Residents of Vermont's largest city will vote Tuesday on whether to create a community police oversight board that would have the authority to discipline Burlington police officers, including the chief. Mayor Miro Weinberger, a Democrat, vetoed a similar measure in 2020 following...

Discarded cigarette butt, DNA tests solve 52-year-old murder

Feb. 22, 2023 16:05 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A discarded cigarette found near the body of a 24-year-old Vermont school teacher in her apartment nearly 52 years ago helped lead investigators to an upstairs neighbor who they say strangled her after having a fight with his wife, police said Tuesday. ...

LabCorp: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 16, 2023 07:39 AM EST

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (LH) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $76.1 million. The Burlington, North Carolina-based company said it had net income of 86 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time...

NJ state senator says he's leaving GOP to join Democrats

Feb. 13, 2023 18:33 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state Sen. Samuel Thompson said Monday he's leaving the Republican Party and plans to seek reelection this year as a Democrat. Thompson, 87, said in a phone interview that he decided to leave the GOP after party leaders questioned his fitness for...

Vermont State trooper resigns in missing Rolex case

Feb. 08, 2023 11:03 AM EST

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont State Police trooper who was suspended with pay while detectives investigate missing property, including a $14,000 Rolex watch, from an evidence storage room has resigned, state police have confirmed. Trooper Giancarlo DiGenova, who has been with...

Burlington's delayed homeless shelter pods to open this week

Feb. 06, 2023 16:55 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A shelter pod community for homeless residents in Vermont’s largest city is opening this week after several delays, Burlington officials announced Monday. The emergency housing includes 23 prefabricated single-occupancy pods, and five double-occupancy...