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Maine sues biochemical giant over contamination from PCB-tainted products

Apr. 12, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is suing biochemical giant Monsanto for allegedly knowingly selling products containing harmful chemicals that have contributed to contamination in the state. The latest lawsuit targeting the company over the manufacture and sale of products with...

Vermont town removes unpermitted structures from defunct firearms training center while owner jailed

Apr. 12, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

An arrest warrant has been rescinded for the Vermont owner of a controversial firearms training center involved in a long-running legal dispute over unpermitted structures after the town says it has removed them while he remains jailed on other charges. An environmental court judge...

Man accused of lighting fire outside Bernie Sanders' office had past brushes with the law

Apr. 11, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

The man accused of starting a fire outside U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' Vermont office a week ago has had past brushes with the law involving guns and a history of traveling from place to place, prosecutors say in court filings arguing that he should remain detained. Security video...

Vermont's Goddard College to close after years of declining enrollment and financial struggles

Apr. 10, 2024 15:00 PM EDT

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Goddard College, a small school known for its progressive education, is closing after years of declining enrollment and financial struggles, the board of trustees announced. The decision to close at the end of the semester was heart-wrenching but...

Vermont driver is charged with aggravated murder in crash that killed a police officer

Apr. 09, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

A Vermont man accused of killing a 19-year-old police officer in a head-on crash during a pursuit in Rutland last summer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a new elevated charge of aggravated murder. Tate Rheaume, who was ordered held without bail pending an evidence hearing, was...

Committee recommends against impeachment for Vermont sheriff charged with assault

Apr. 09, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

A special legislative committee recommended against impeachment Tuesday of a Vermont sheriff charged with assault for kicking a shackled prisoner but said the sheriff is doing a disservice by remaining in office. A resolution to be introduced in the House by committee members on...

A man accused of setting a fire outside Bernie Sanders' office stayed at an area hotel for weeks

Apr. 08, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

The man charged with setting a fire outside the Vermont office of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders had been staying at an area hotel for nearly two months and was spotted outside Sanders’ office the day before and the day of the fire, according to court paperwork filed by a federal agent. ...

Man arrested for setting fire at Sen. Bernie Sanders' office; motive remains unclear

Apr. 07, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man was charged Sunday with setting a fire outside the Vermont office of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, federal prosecutors said. Shant Soghomonian, 35, who was previously of Northridge, California, entered the building on Friday and went to Sanders' third-floor...

Sen. Bernie Sanders's office in Vermont caught fire. Arson is suspected, but the motive is unclear

Apr. 06, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont are seeking a suspect who allegedly started a fire Friday outside the office of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. The small blaze caused minor damages but no injuries. Authorities say an unknown male suspect sprayed what they described as a...

Vermont advances bill requiring fossil fuel companies pay for damage caused by climate change

Apr. 01, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

The Vermont Legislature is advancing legislation requiring big fossil fuel companies pay a share of the damage caused by climate change after the state suffered catastrophic summer flooding and damage from other extreme weather. The state Senate is expected to give final approval...