Police Log

12/19/2014 12:03 AM EST
Dec. 10 • On Nov. 30, the Brattleboro Police Department began an investigation into a report of trespassing at the Brattleboro Transportation Center. 
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Brattleboro School Board names Todd Roach to fill vacancy
12/18/2014 11:52 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Town School Board has named Todd Roach as an interim school board member. Full Story

World in Brief

Speeding toward 2016: GOP’s midterm election rout helping shape presidential contest WASHINGTON (AP) -- The 2016 presidential race was about the new Republican-controlled Congress even before the polls closed Tuesday night. Full Story
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British, Dutch slaughter poultry to fight bird flu

LONDON >> Chickens were being killed in the Netherlands, and Britain was preparing to kill ducks, after two cases of bird flu were discovered in Europe — but officials insisted Monday that the risk to public health was very low. Full Story
Padula Brothers store coming to Greenfield

GREENFIELD, MASS. >> A John Deere dealership is about to return to the Connecticut River Valley. Full Story
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New Hampshire House Republicans jockey in leadership battle

12/16/2014 08:39 PM EST
The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. >> State House Republicans are nearly split down the middle in a battle for their leadership, a division that could weaken the party's ability to unify behind legislation. 
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Report: Emails show Shumlin administration down to the wire on single-payer financing
12/16/2014 11:29 AM EST - MONTPELIER >> Gov. Peter Shumlin and his team say they will release their single-payer financing plan by Dec. 30, but as of last week, the Department of Health Reform was still running numbers.  Full Story

Business survey shows support for paid sick leave, universal health care and better support for child care
12/16/2014 11:21 AM EST - MONTPELIER >'> A survey of business owners released by an advocacy group shows that a majority support mandatory sick days, universal health care and better funding for child care. Full Story

Shumlin administration prepared to scrap SPEED program
12/16/2014 11:16 AM EST - MONTPELIER >:>: The Shumlin administration is calling for an end to Vermont's primary renewable energy program. Full Story

Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer
12/15/2014 08:38 PM EST - HARTFORD, CONN. >> The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting, saying the gun should not have been sold for civilian use because of its overwhelming firepower. Full Story

Widespread FairPoint phone outages continue
12/15/2014 08:37 PM EST - MIDDLESEX >> December is normally a busy time of year at Vermont Musical Instrument Repair, with people clamoring to get their clarinets and trombones fixed up for holiday concerts. Full Story

Overall homeless count down in N.H., but up for veterans
12/15/2014 08:36 PM EST - MANCHESTER, N.H. >> A report on homelessness says New Hampshire's overall homeless population has decreased by 3 percent, but says there's been an increase among veterans and chronic cases. Full Story

Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man. Full Story