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Progressive and centrist Dems battle for Vermont House seat

Aug. 06, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint are the leading candidates in a Democratic U.S. House primary that could make either of them the first female member of Vermont’s congressional delegation. Gray has the backing of the centrist...

Man charged with killing mother at sea to remain detained

Aug. 02, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The man charged with killing his mother at sea during a 2016 fishing trip off the coast of New England in a plot to inherit millions of dollars will remain detained pending trial, a federal judge in Vermont ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey...

Unstable upstate NY building interrupts some Amtrak service

Jul. 29, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Amtrak stopped running passenger trains Friday along a stretch of track near an old warehouse in Albany with an exterior wall in danger of partially collapsing. The track closure interrupted service west from Albany and complicated operations of Amtrak’s new...

Leahy discharged from rehab center following hip surgeries

Jul. 29, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy on Friday was discharged from a rehabilitation center following his second surgery to help repair a broken hip, his office said. Leahy, 82, fell and broke his hip last month in his Virginia home. He underwent hip-replacement...

Passenger rail return to Vermont city took vision, decades

Jul. 29, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — After a nearly 70-year absence, a passenger train running from Vermont's revitalized Burlington train station to New York City headed south Friday as part of a nationwide renewal of interest in rail travel. Last November, President Joe Biden, who famously...

3rd of 4 men arraigned in Vermont murder-for-hire case

Jul. 29, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Las Vegas man pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of helping arrange the 2018 kidnapping and murder of a Vermont man that grew out of a financial dispute. Berk Eratay, 35, is the third of four men to be arraigned in the crime. He and...

Suspect pleads guilty in 2018 Vermont murder-for-hire case

Jul. 22, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 42-year-old Nevada man pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Burlington for his role in helping arrange the kidnapping and murder of a Vermont man stemming from a financial dispute. Aron Lee Ethridge is one of four men who have been charged in...

Chicken hitches ride, ends up in Vermont's largest city

Jul. 19, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont family's chicken is back home after hitching a ride in the undercarriage of their pickup truck and ending up 13 miles away in the state's largest city late last month — a journey that included speeds of 65 miles per hour on an interstate. Someone...

Starbucks in Biddeford becomes 1st to unionize in Maine

Jul. 15, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Starbucks workers in Biddeford have voted to unionize, becoming the first location to do so in Maine. Workers said they were motivated to unionize after seeing coworkers leave because of problems including inconsistencies in scheduling and low pay. ...

Man sought in shooting of Chicago officer arrested in Iowa

Jul. 14, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A suspect in the June shooting of a Chicago police officer has been arrested in Iowa, police said. Jabari Edwards, 28, of Chicago, was arrested Wednesday in Burlington, The Hawk Eye of Burlington reported. Edwards was wanted on warrants out...