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U.S. Political News: Vermont Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Advisory Memorandum on Housing Discrimination | STL.News
VERMONT– The Vermont Advisory Committee toU.S. Commission on Civil Rightshas issued a Memorandum examining housing discrimination in the state and whether the state is meeting its fair housing obligations. The Committee decided to study these issues after Vermont Legal Aid released a 2014 report do
Lottery winner wanted: Someone bought an $11.5 million Megabucks ticket in Vermont
The winner of a $560 million Powerball jackpot, who sued the New Hampshire state lottery commission to remain anonymous, has collected her prize and is keeping her privacy...for now.Newslook
Downstreet offers new lease on housing
MONTPELIER — Apartments in three affordable housing units in the Capital City have received a new lease of life with a second round of renovations.The 2.0 renovations were for three properties known as the Winooski River Apartments — two Victorian houses at 11 Bailey Avenue and 15 Baldwin Street and
Marshfield man accused of sexually assaulting 5-year-old girl
BARRE – A Marshfield man is accused of having sexual contact with a 5-year-old girl.Paul William Grant, 31, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Washington County criminal court in Barre to a felony count of sexual assault on a victim under 13 years old. If convicted, Grant faces a maximum sentence of lif
$11.5 million winning Megabucks ticket sold in Vermont
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lottery officials say an $11.5 million winning Tri-State Megabucks ticket was sold in Vermont.Officials said early Thursday morning that the winner has not come forward.The ticket was sold at the Simons College Parkway in Colchester.Officials say it's the first Megabuc
Feds OK transfer of Vermont Yankee nuke license to private decommissioning firm
The 600-megawatt nuclear power plant, located on the Connecticut River just north of the Massachusetts border,ceased operationsin late 2014, and is currently owned by Entergy Corp. of Louisiana. Entergy wants to sell the shuttered plant to Northstar, which plans an expedited cleanup.
Used needles pop up all over Stowe
Police and passersby found 10 hypodermic needles at various places around town last week, which has the cops concerned.According to Stowe Police Department detective Fred Whitcomb, it’s difficult to say whether there are more people shooting up than usual, or they’re getting sloppier, or if, simply,
Threats drive a black Vermont legislator to quit
Voters made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first black female legislator. Two years later, another Vermont surfaced: racist threats that eventually forced her to leave office in fear and frustration. ...
Bird scooters flock to Montpelier
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A new type of bird is flocking to Vermont's capital.The Times Argusreportsthe Montpelier City Council approved a pilot program to allow California-based Bird Rides, Inc. to deliver 100 electric scooters to the city.
Vermont school gives fifth-graders sexuality survey, sparking outrage among parents
Vanessa Beach, who posted portions of the survey on Facebook, said it was “ridiculous and unnerving” that her 10-year-old daughter was asked to disclose such information.
Vermont police continuing to investigate teenager's killing
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Vermont police are continuing to investigate the shooting death of a South Royalton teenager who disappeared last January and whose body was found five months later.On Thursday, state and local police searched several areas in the White River Junction area.
Police: Youth stabbed, killed West Chazy man
BLACK BROOK — A 14-year-old is charged with second-degree murder after an apparent stabbing left a man dead here.He faces the charge as a youthful offender.Michael Zindler, 29, of West Chazy was pronounced deceased at University of Vermont Healthcare Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in
Vermont State Police: Speed, road conditions caused Interstate 89 tractor trailer crash
Zila Hurlburt, 54, of Crossville, Tennessee, the driver of the 2018 Peterbilt 579, was brought to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Vermont woman who survived boat explosion making remarkable recovery
A Vermont woman who suffered life-threatening injuries in a boat explosion in the Bahamas is on the mend. Stefanie Schaffer, 22, of Mendon, is now working to get her life back.
Police looking for thief that stole safe with cash
COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX)Colchester Police hope you can help identify a suspect in a break-in early Thursday.Police say that around 4:30 a.m. a man climbed through a window at Handy's Extended Stay Suites on College Parkway. He took a safe with money inside it and left.He was wearing a blue jacket and
Vermont man dies in motorcycle crash
Vermont State Police said Christopher C. Guyette, 49, of North Clarendon was traveling north on the road around 6:43 p.m. when he left the roadway and collided with a stump.
Stowe House incumbent, challenger delineate differences in debate - VTDigger
Marina Meerburg, left, of Stowe, debated incumbent Rep. Heidi Scheuermann in the race for Stowe’s seat in the Vermont House of Representatives at Stowe High School on Oct. 3. Photos by Caleigh Cross/Stowe Reporter
Essex police, U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive in “high-risk” vehicle stop
Both agencies were looking to arrest Hunter Dwyer, 25, on an active felony warrant for burglary and trespassing stemming from an incident in Greeley, Colo., a news release said.
Police Arrest Man For DUI In McIndoe Falls
Vermont State Police arrested Kyle Cabey, 30, of Wells River for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol Oct. 7. According to police, there was a report of a possibly intoxicated operator in the area of McIndoe Falls around 8:30 p.m. Police responded, allegedly finding a parked vehicle in t
Good Samaritan shelter has new manager
Patrick Donegan, operations manager for the Good Samaritan Haven, outside the organization's shelter in Montpelier at the Bethany Church.Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Staff Photo