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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A judge is now open to considering a request to dismiss charges — including attempted aggravated murder — against a Vermont teen accused of planning to shoot up his former high school.The judge said Wednesday he was vacating his earlier dismissal of the …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, several gun dealers and a state rifle and pistol association have filed a lawsuit over Vermont's new gun law that bans high-capacity magazines.MyNBC5.com reports the lawsuit was filed Wednesday and challenges the state's …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A judge set bail at $100,000 Tuesday for a Vermont teenager accused in a school shooting plot that led to the first significant restrictions on gun ownership in Vermont history.Jack Sawyer, 18, has been held without bail since his arrest Feb. 15 on attempted aggravated …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a bank robbery suspect on the grounds of a high school, state prosecutors said on Tuesday.Robbery suspect Nathan Giffin was carrying what appeared to be a handgun and ignored …
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A day after Vermont's governor signed a package of gun control measures , one of the new laws was used to keep a school shooting plot suspect from possessing dangerous weapons.A superior court judge signed an extreme risk protection order Thursday saying Jack Sawyer, 18, …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a teenager accused of planning a shooting at his former high school should not be kept in jail pending his trial.The state's top court ruled on Wednesday that there's not enough evidence to show 18-year-old Jack Sawyer, of …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signing gun restriction legislation (all times local):2:40 p.m.Vermont has enacted the first significant gun restrictions in the state's history.Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a package of bills Wednesday that raise the age to …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat — the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's GOP governor signs first significant gun restrictions in state traditionally opposed to limiting gun rights.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say white supremacist flyers have been posted at several libraries in Vermont, many on college campuses.WPTZ-TV reports flyers were found at Middlebury College, Southern Vermont College and the Rutland Free Library. The flyers quote Bible verses and include …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two separate bills design to further help prevent gun violence in Vermont were unanimously approved by the Vermont Legislature on Thursday and Gov. Phil Scott said he will sign them along with another more controversial piece of legislation.On Thursday, the Senate …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A teenager charged with planning a shooting at his former high school never carried out the crime and should be granted bail, his lawyer argued before a state Supreme Court panel on Tuesday.In court filings and during oral arguments, attorneys for Jack Sawyer argued …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A wooden statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, which has stood atop the Vermont Statehouse for 80 years, was lowered to the ground Monday as part of a broader project that will include re-coating the golden dome and the carving of a new statue.The Ceres …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gun rights supporters protesting gun restriction legislation have gathered outside the Vermont Statehouse to urge the governor not to sign the bill.Police estimate hundreds of protesters turned out Saturday to show their opposition a day after the Vermont legislature …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A package of gun restrictions is on track to become law in Vermont after the state Senate on Friday approved raising the legal age for gun purchases, expanding background checks for private gun sales and banning high-capacity magazines and rapid-fire devices known as …
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The first rule of a North American debate tournament to be held in Vermont this weekend: No men allowed.Some 150 debaters from 18 schools across the U.S. and Canada will compete in the special tournament, which is designed to be a safe space for women who complain of …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Legislation that would make it easier to take guns from suicidal people and perpetrators of domestic violence could receive final approval from the Vermont Legislature this week and Gov. Phil Scott supports the proposals, officials said Monday.Democratic Sen. Richard …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont, considered by many to be one of the most liberal states in the country with a higher-than-average percentage of women serving in the state Legislature, is the only state to have never sent a woman to Congress.Vermont fell to the bottom of the women-in-Congress …
CAMBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — An avalanche hit six Army soldiers undergoing mountain-warfare training near Vermont's highest peak Wednesday, sending five to the hospital.Rescuers worked to evacuate the six soldiers training at Smugglers Notch, a narrow pass at the northern edge of Mount Mansfield. …
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The trials of Odysseus are really not that different from the struggles of those learning to readjust after wars of today, modern veterans are finding.A small group of military veterans has been meeting weekly in a classroom at the University of Vermont to discuss …

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