Vermont urging poultry owners to prepare for disease
08/04/2015 08:11 AM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) >> The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is urging the state's poultry producers to prepare for the arrival of a disease usually fatal to poultry that is expected to reach the state this fall or next spring. Full Story

Vermont man gets 6 months in truck, tractor thefts
08/04/2015 08:09 AM EDT - BURLINGTON (AP) >> A 50-year-old Vermont man is going to jail for six months after pleading guilty to federal charges he possessed eight trucks and tractors that crossed state lines after being stolen. Full Story

Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2
08/04/2015 08:08 AM EDT - LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) >> Safety officials in New Hampshire are investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed a father and daughter and injured about 22 others. Full Story

New England in Brief
08/03/2015 10:04 PM EDT - 'Vermontivate' game designed to tackle climate change Officials in Vermont are using a computer game to encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint. Full Story

Hunting regulations relax rules on crossbows in Vermont
08/03/2015 03:15 PM EDT - EAST MONTPELIER >> More hunters in Vermont have access to crossbows under new state regulations. Full Story

Police: Vermont man chokes college security guard
08/03/2015 03:10 PM EDT - RUTLAND >> A 20-year-old Vermont man has been taken into custody on charges that he choked a college security guard until he was unconscious. Full Story

Vermont state worker accused of selling heroin still employed pending investigation, not being paid
08/02/2015 10:22 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A child support specialist arrested Monday for allegedly selling heroin at the State Office Complex where she worked remains employed by the state, yet is not being paid. Full Story

State board fines Vermont Gas for silence on cost increase
08/02/2015 10:18 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> The state Public Service Board on Friday announced it would fine Vermont Gas Systems $100,000 for its slowness in reporting the first of two big cost increases on its pipeline project to extend its system down the state's western side. Full Story

Vermont systems monitor Lake Champlain water for algae
08/02/2015 10:18 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> The 22 water systems in Vermont that draw from Lake Champlain are participating in a program to regularly monitor for a potentially toxic blue-green algae that shut down service to 400,000 customers in Ohio last summer. Full Story

State board fines Vermont Gas for silence on cost increase
07/31/2015 02:46 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> The state Public Service Board has fined Vermont Gas Systems $100,000 for its slowness in reporting the first of two big cost increases on its pipeline project to extend its system from northwestern Vermont south to Addison County. Full Story

 
Police: Fake officer tried to pull over off-duty Ohio cop

NORTH KINGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio say a man pretending to be a police officer was caught and charged because the driver targeted by his bogus traffic stop was a real officer. Full Story
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A look at the recent crop of movies about mental illness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This may be the summer of the mental-illness movie. At least half a dozen recent releases reflect characters, both real and fictional, whose experience with mood disorders is central to the story. Full Story
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Two killed at Drake afterparty

Three others wounded after OVO Fest in Toronto, at which the rapper performed earlier that evening.