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Bennington County motel robbed

Proposed police budget includes body and cruiser cameras in Bennington

Biologists: Vermont 2016 turkey hunting seasons successful

Fish and Wildlife says Vermont 2016 bear hunt successful

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says the state's bear hunters had a successful 2016 season.


Report: Significant rise in Vermont children in state custody

 A new report shows a significant increase in the number of Vermont children in protective state custody, such as foster care, in large part due to the opiate epidemic.

Arlington homicide remains a mystery

More than 24 hours after they started, Vermont State Police were still searching a house in the hamlet of East Arlington in Bennington County. Last week, an 81-year-old woman was stabbed to death inside her house a half-mile away on Buck Hill Road.

Vermonters now able to register to vote on election day

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says eligible state residents are now able to register to vote on election day.

Study finds racial disparities in Vermont traffic stops

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A study of statewide police traffic stops in Vermont - the second whitest state in the country - shows racial disparities in how police treat drivers.

Vermont group on $1 million mission to honor man who built first snowboard

A group in Vermont wants to honor the man who built the first snowboard. The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society is trying to raise more than $1 million. They want to create a bronze sculpture of Jake Burton Carpenter, who started Burton Snowboards.

Vermont State Department of Health to hold PFOA meeting

The Vermont State Department of Health is planning a public meeting for Bennington residents concerned about PFOA. The agency plans to discuss blood test results and possible negative health consequences.

Bennington police await autopsy results in weekend death

Bennington police are investigating the death of a man. Police say they found the man's body early Saturday morning on Depot Street.

Vermont Senate leader: Uncertainty abounding in Trump era

A top Vermont lawmaker says getting down to the nitty gritty of crafting the state's budget and priorities will be difficult without knowing how the policies of the incoming Trump Administration.


State Police release more information on Arlington homicide

Police say the 81 year old victim was stabbed to death.

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott takes oath, promises change, growth

The state of Vermont has a new governor.Republican Phil Scott took the oath of office Thursday at the Statehouse in Montpelier before saying in his prepared remarks he'd heard the call of Vermonters for balance and common sense in state government and promising to lead a government that sets clear and achievable goals.

Homicide investigation after 81-year-old found dead in Bennington County

A suspected homicide is under investigation in Bennington County, Vermont. State police say 81-year-old Helen Jones was found dead by a friend at her houseon Buck Hill Road in Arlington. The friend was checking on her after a concerned family member called.

Moving company: South Dakota, Vermont top destinations in US

 One of the nation's largest moving companies says South Dakota is first on its list of top moving destinations.


Vermont Gov.-elect Scott names more cabinet appointments

Vermont Gov.-elect Phil Scott has announced cabinet appointments in health, housing, taxes, public safety and emergency management.

Supreme Court: outgoing governor may not pick new justice

The Vermont Supreme Court says outgoing Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin is not constitutionally authorized to appoint a successor for an upcoming vacancy on the court months after Shumlin leaves office.

Outgoing Gov. Shumlin cites gains, but says challenges loom

Outgoing Vermont Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin says he leaves office as enthusiastically as when he first walked into the Statehouse as a young representative 30 years ago.

Bennington woman fatally burned in cooking accident

 Vermont State Police say a 79-year-old Bennington woman has died after she was severely burned when her clothes caught fire while she was cooking.

Vermont governor issues 192 pardons for minor pot crimes

A Vermont man says he's glad to be able to get a minor marijuana conviction off his legal history, thanks to the pardon issued to him by Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Outgoing Vermont Gov. Shumlin to give farewell address

Outgoing Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is going to be giving his last speech to the legislature while he the state's top leader.

Vermont Supreme Court to ponder high court vacancy

The Vermont Supreme Court is going to be hearing arguments about whether the outgoing governor should be allowed to appointment a replacement for a high court justice who hasn't yet left the bench.

Shumlin issues 10 pardons, mostly drug-related crimes

 Outgoing Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has issued 10 pardons to people convicted of various felonies and misdemeanors.

Vermont minimum wage increases to $10 per hour in new year

Vermonters earning minimum wage are getting a raise with the New Year. Starting Sunday, the minimum wage increased to $10 per hour, up from $9.60. The minimum wage for tipped employees also increased, to $5 an hour.

With new year, more Vermonters eligible for paid sick leave

 More Vermont workers are starting off 2017 accruing paid sick leave that they can use when they fall ill or need time off to tend to sick family members or other emergencies.

Company questions if it's source of rural water chemicals

A company that once used a chemical in a Vermont factory that has been found in local private water systems is now questioning whether it is responsible for the contamination.

Incoming Vermont governor makes 3 more appointments

Vermont Republican Gov.-elect Phil Scott has appointed three more officials to his administration.

Outgoing Vermont governor to review 460 pot pardon requests

The administration of outgoing Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin is going to review about 460 applications from Vermonters seeking pardons for criminal convictions involving small amounts of marijuana.

Missing Bennington man found

Police in Bennington have found 78-year-old Gerald Watson and he is safe.

Vermont judge won't dismiss PFOA suit against Saint-Gobain

A Vermont judge has denied a motion from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to either dismiss or stay the multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit filed over chemical water contamination.

Bennington man facing up to life in prison after sex assault conviction

A Bennington man is facing up to life in prison after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a child.

Couple, son convicted of Vermont Medicaid fraud

A Bennington couple and their son have been convicted of 18 felonies related to what authorities call a scheme to defraud the Vermont Medicaid system out of more than $100,000 over five years.

Deadline extended for new Vermont governor's inaugural gala

The group hosting the inaugural gala for Vermont Gov. -elect Phil Scott is extending the deadline to buy tickets.

Outgoing Vermont governor to swear in 2 new judges

Outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin is going to be swearing in two Vermont lawyers as new Superior Court judges.

Vermont teen hurt in rollover crash

An Arlington, Vt. teen is recovering from injuries following a rollover accident on Route 7A Monday afternoon.

Vermont state parks offer New Year's Day hikes

 Vermonters are encouraged to start the new year with a hike in a state park.

Incentives offered for replacement of old wood stoves

 Vermonters can get help in replacing old wood stoves with new cleaner burning models.

Vermont Supreme Court blocks outgoing governor from pick

 The Vermont Supreme Court is blocking outgoing Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin from picking a successor for a court member who retires in March - at least until a Jan. 3 hearing on the matter.

Deadline for education secretary applications extended

The State Board of Education says the deadline for applications to become the state's secretary of education has been extended.

Sanders' bid, Hardwood tragedy top Vermont stories for 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders' strength in the Democratic presidential primaries has been chosen the top Vermont story of the year for 2016 in a poll of journalists at Associated Press member newspapers and broadcasters.

Bennington College, firm dispose of potentially explosive substance

 A potentially explosive substance has been safely removed from a Vermont college.


Outgoing Vermont governor appoints 2 Superior Court judges

Outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed two Vermont lawyers as Superior Court judges.

Body found in Vermont identified as missing Bennington College student

Police now say the body recovered from a quarry in Dorset, Vt. Wednesday morning is Hadil Marzouq. The Bennington College student was last seen alive on Saturday. Her car was found at the quarry on Sunday.

Vermont Dept. of Financial Regulation warns of phone scam

 The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation says a number of people across the state have been receiving fraudulent phone calls about special programs for pain management and opioid prescriptions.

Report: Vermont should improve, not abandon, health exchange

A new report says the state should continue fixing the Vermont Health Connect state insurance exchange rather than abandon it for an alternative.

Body found in Vermont as police search for missing college student

Vermont State Police say a body has been found in the Dorset Quarry.

Vermont gov.-elect Scott re-appoints top financial regulator

 Vermont Gov.-elect Phil Scott has reappointed the state's top financial regulator as the commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation.


Police search Dorset Quarry for missing Bennington college student

State police continue searching for missing Bennington college student, Hadil Marzouq. They focused their search at the Dorset Quarry on Tuesday.

Bennington police search for missing woman

Bennington police need your help finding a missing woman. They say 20-year-old Hadil Marzouq was last seen on Saturday. Her car was found on Route 30 at the Dorset Quarry on Sunday.

Vermont expected to go for Clinton in Electoral College

 A national groundswell of protests and other activities aimed at getting the Electoral College not to vote for Republican Donald Trump for president isn't expected to have any impact in Vermont.


Incoming Vermont governor continuing to fill out cabinet

 A small business owner and the former police chief of Vermont's largest city are the two newest members of the cabinet of Gov.-elect Phil Scott.

Vermont's snowmobile season is officially open

Vermont's 2016-2017 snowmobile season is now officially open. The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, which oversees the state's trails, says there is snow on a majority of the system and the grooming fleet is out "making up time for last season."

Vermont legislators set drinking water standard for chemicals

A Vermont legislative committee has permanently set the state's safe drinking water standard for the chemicals PFOA and PFOS at 20 parts per trillion.

Official: Covered Vermont bridge to remain national landmark

 State officials say a scheduled vote on whether to recommend removing a covered bridge in Bennington, Vermont from the National Register of Historic Places has been canceled.

Bennington police search for suspects in Walmart theft

Bennington police asking for help tracking down two suspects in a theft at Walmart.

Bennington police seek robbery suspects

Police are looking to identify two men believed to be involved in a theft from Walmart on Dec. 5th.

Vermont's Scott makes more appointments to administration

Vermont Gov.-elect Phil Scott, a Republican, has made some more appointments to key posts, and will keep on at least two people appointed by outgoing Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Outages bring scrutiny to Vermont's 911 system

Vermont's 911 emergency calling system - and state oversight of it - are coming under scrutiny after at least four outages in less than two years.

Report: Child expensive, falling short in Vermont

 A new report from a commission that studied the cost, availability and quality of child care in Vermont says there are problems in all three areas.

Veterans Home has new rehabilitation center

The Vermont Veterans Home has a new rehabilitation center.

Scott says he will focus on state's transportation needs

Republican Gov.-Elect Phil Scott says he wants to improve Vermont's transportation infrastructure without increasing the state's debt or raising taxes and fees.

Tractor trailer gets stuck under Bennington railway bridge

Inspectors are trying to determine if a railway bridge in Bennington is safe for trains, after an early morning accident.