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Police Say Suspect Killed by Officers Was Carrying BB Gun

MONTPELIER, Vt. - A 32-year-old robbery suspect shot to death by police on the grounds of a high school was carrying a BB gun, police said Wednesday. Police said Nathan Giffin robbed the nearby Vermont State Employees Credit Union at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and, when spotted by police, went into the

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-17 23:06:33

Consumer protection bill passes Vermont House

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) If you've ever gotten stuck with a subscription to something without realizing you're still being charged for it, a new bill in Vermont aims to protect you. Wednesday, the House unanimously approved a bill addressing automatic contract renewals, among other things. So things l

WCAX - 2018-01-18 02:16:00

How does it work? A look at how Vermont sends emergency alerts

WATERBURY, Vt. - Thousands of miles away, Saturday, Hawaiians were on full alert for nearly 30 minutes, when a missile alert was sent by mistake. "It is clear what happened Saturday revealed the need for additional safeguards and improvements to our state system," said Gov. David Ide, D-Hawaii. It m

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-01-17 23:29:30

'Cats look to end misery vs. Vermont

Part of the answer, when trying to determine how the University of New Hampshire mens basketball has flipped a disappointing December into three straight wins in conference play, is the maturation of a young backcourt. But another reason is the play of a guy whos been around the program longer than

SEACOAST ONLINE - 2018-01-17 23:54:13

Vermont Business Magazine announces 2018's Best Places to Work

Vermont - Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced the 50 "Best Places to Work" for 2018 on Wednesday. A media release said there are three categories for business size; small, medium and large. The 50 businesses will be ranked in March and those rankings will be ann

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-01-17 23:21:10

Man's Death Spotlights Winter Struggles of Homeless

Suad Teocanin was found dead not far from the shelter where he was staying in Middlebury, Vermont. (Published 11 minutes ago) A man's death outdoors in cold temperatures is spotlighting the challenges facing Vermont's homeless population in the winter. Police in Middlebury said 45-year-old Suad Teoc

NECN - 2018-01-18 00:35:01

Board Recommends Removing Author's Name From Book Award

The Vermont Board of Libraries has recommended that the name of a prominent Vermont author, activist and pioneering education supporter be removed from a children's book award program. The unanimous recommendation to the state librarian came after multiple discussions about the late Dorothy Canfield

WAMC.ORG - 2018-01-18 01:29:49

Bank employees speak out following robbery, police involved shooting

Employees at the Vermont State Employees Credit Union are speaking out one day after an armed robbery that quickly escalated into a police involved shooting. "We're looking back at this. We're going to see if there's things we can do to improve in the future," Vermont State Employees Credit Union's

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-01-18 02:55:00

National Grid's Northern Pass Competitor To Talk Low-Income Benefits In Concord

Developers behind a transmission line that's competing with Northern Pass to supply renewable energy to Massachusetts will hold a listening session in Concord on Thursday. National Grid's Granite State Power Link would carry 1,200 megawatts of Canadian wind power through Northern Vermont to Monroe,

NHPR - 2018-01-18 00:11:28

Bipartisan lawmakers push DACA, immigration deal

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- The fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the country as children hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill. Without a budget deal this week, the federal government shuts down. Debate over the future of immigrants and border security are politically tied into th

NEWSPLEX.COM - 2018-01-18 00:56:00

Sanders urges funding for Community Health Centers

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) on Wednesday issued the following statement on community health center funding in Vermont. Sanders over the years has been a major advocate for the community health center model. Senator Sanders: "I am deeply disturbed that, three and a

VERMONTBIZ.COM - 2018-01-18 03:29:00

NEFCU announces 2017 Q4 community giving donations

Vermont Business Magazine Four times each year, New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) selects four recipient organizations at random to receive $625 each, for a total of $10,000 annually. NEFCU's community giving donations for the fourth quarter of 2017 were: The Muscular Dystrophy Association (M

VERMONTBIZ.COM - 2018-01-18 00:20:00

UVM's Urquhart rising to challenge in final season

Rolling back to the basket after setting a screen, University of Vermont men's basketball forward Drew Urquhart was handed a golden chance for a thunderous dunk when he received Ernie Duncan's drive-and-dish wraparound pass to open the second half of Monday's home game vs. Maine. Only the 6-foot-8,

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-01-18 02:45:20

Dems harden line on stopgap measure

Senate Democrats are taking a harder line on backing a short-term funding measure that does not protect immigrants known as "Dreamers" from deportation. Days before a possible government shutdown, four of the 17 Democratic senators who backed a stopgap spending measure in December that also failed

THE HILL - 2018-01-18 01:33:17

Hosue fire kills man

WAITSFIELD, Vt. - A Waitsfield, Vermont man was killed in house fire Wednesday morning. The Waitsfiled Fire Department responded to a call of a fire at 185 Center Fayston Road in Waitsfield. When they arrived they found one of the home's occupants, Barbara King, outside. King said she and her husban

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-01-18 01:36:27

Montpelier school community pauses after shooting death

Free Press staff writer April McCullum reports on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, from Montpelier High School, where a suspect who had just robbed a credit union across the street from the high school was shot and killed Tuesday by police. APRIL McCULLUM/FREE PRESS The day after a man suspected of robbin

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-01-17 23:16:50

Local leaders weigh in on Cuomo's proposed recreational marijuana study

(WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is determined to find out what it means to legalize recreational marijuana and our local leaders are weighing in. During his budget address on Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo proposed New York State commission a study that will look into the economic, medical, and legal facts of

WBNG-TV - 2018-01-18 01:52:00

MLB Team Rankings - First to Last

Twins - My family is originally from the D.C. area and both sides of the family were die-hard Senator fans. When my father was 10 years old, he was able to visit the clubhouse and get the autographs of every member of the 1959 Senator team. A young slugger named Harmon Killebrew even bought my dad a

TWINKIE TOWN - 2018-01-18 01:59:45

'New California' Could Become America's 51st State

The country hasn't had a good emotional outcry for independence in quite a while. In fact, given the state of the nation's polarized political views, it's about time we hear rumblings of yet another attempt at seccession. This time, it's California that's calling for a rebrand. Residents in this sta

THE CHEAT SHEET - 2018-01-17 23:20:52

Report: N.M. ranked next to last for public education

There was a time when New Mexicans could say, "Thank God for Mississippi," because that state always performed just a little bit worse than New Mexico in various national rankings, keeping us from being rated dead last. This year, the motto should be "Thank God for Nevada," because it was the only s

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-01-18 02:00:00