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Next-generation F-35 fighter jets go to National Guard unit

Sep. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The first two of an eventual 20 F-35 jets arrived Thursday at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington, the first Guard unit to receive the next-generation fighter. Guard members and friends clapped as the planes flew over the airport for the first time Thursday...

The Latest: F-35 fighter jets arrive at National Guard unit

Sep. 19, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the F-35 fighter aircrafts arriving at Vermont Air National Guard base (all times local): 2 p.m. The first two F-35 fighter jets have arrived at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington. Guard officials were on hand Thursday when the two jets landed...

Collection of premier proverb scholar opens at UVM

Sep. 14, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — From "Strike while the iron is hot" to "Been there, done that," proverbs have been developed around the world for centuries, spread by word of mouth, writings, and nowadays social media. University of Vermont Professor Wolfgang Mieder, thought to be the world's premier...

Vermont gets $9.5M to better track opioid abuse statewide

Sep. 3, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department is going to receive a three-year, $9.5 million grant do more to track and respond to opioid overdoses as part of an effort to be sure solutions to the opioid crisis reach all of the state's smallest towns and villages. The grant from the U.S. Centers for...

Wrong-way driver gets 30 years to life for killing 5 teens

Aug. 26, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A driver convicted of killing five teenagers in a wrong-way crash nearly three years ago in Vermont was sentenced Monday to 30 years to life in prison. Steven Bourgoin was convicted of five counts of second-degree murder in May. Bourgoin, 38, has acknowledged that he crashed into the...

In a divided US community, Syrian refugee family settles in

Aug. 26, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Hussam Alhallak and his wife kept thinking that the war in Syria would end, or that at least conditions would improve. But it persisted, with gunfire in the streets and bombings that drove the couple and their two young children into their basement for protection. They just wanted to...

Report alleges sex abuse by 40 Vermont priests since 1950

Aug. 22, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A report released Thursday by Vermont's Roman Catholic Church found there were "credible and substantiated" allegations of the sexual abuse of minors against 40 priests in the state since 1950. All but one of those allegations occurred prior to 2000, and none of the priests is...

Vermont man gets 5 years for dark web drug dealing

Aug. 2, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Friday for a drug dealing and money laundering conviction that grew from the Justice Department's first undercover operation targeting dark web drug sales across the country. In court Friday, attorneys said Sam Bent arranged...

Man convicted in deadly wrong-way crash seeks new trial

Aug. 1, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man convicted of murder in the deaths of five teenagers killed on an interstate highway in a wrong-way crash is seeking a new trial. Attorneys for Steven Bourgoin acknowledged he caused the October 2016 crash but said he was insane at the time. The defense says prosecutors...