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State Christmas tree cut in Arlington

At the home of local accountant, volunteer, veteran and author Don Keelan
11/26/2014 10:41 AM EST
ARLINGTON >> Every year, the state selects a tree from somewhere in the state to serve as the state Christmas tree, gracing the front of the capitol building in Montpelier. This year, that tree was grown on the property of and donated by Don Keelan, of Arlington. The 32-foot balsam fir has been present, in view of Route 313, for almost a quarter of a century, after being planted in 1991. 
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LOCAL NEWS
Vermont State Police investigate gunshots in Shaftsbury

Origin undetermined, police seek info
SHAFTSBURY >> State Police are investigating numerous gunshots heard on Cleveland Avenue shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. The initial complaint said three shots were heard coming from between Cleveland Avenue and Route 7A. While troopers were searching the area, between five and six more shots were fired. Full Story
SPORTS
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Dallas gets shorter-than-usual Thanksgiving turn

IRVING, Texas (AP) — George Selvie rushed out of Dallas' locker room, already prepared for some down time on a short week even by the standards of the Thanksgiving-trained Cowboys. The defensive end was wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pajama pants. "Oh yeah man," Selvie said when asked if he had gotten some rest. Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT


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Are Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth exploring romance in real life?

“The Hunger Games” stars are reportedly single and may be ready to mingle & with each other. Full Story
REGION
GMP becomes first utility to get B Corp Certification

Colchester -- Green Mountain Power will be joined by Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry's, and Jay Coen Gilbert/Co-Founder of B Lab to announce GMP's B Corp Certification. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Autopsy suggests beheading victim fought back

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An autopsy shows the woman who was beheaded at an Oklahoma food-processing plant apparently tried to fight off her attacker, who had a serrated cooking knife. Full Story
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Trooper: Driver is lucky dog food didn't crush him

FIFE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say a semitruck driver is lucky he wasn't crushed by 50-pound bags of dog food when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a ditch and spilled the kibble. Full Story
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Mandolinist Thile to guest host 'Prairie Home'

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio for a couple of shows this winter. Full Story

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring.   Full Story
 
Roger Goodell wants the Dolphins to stay in Miami
The Dolphins don't have one foot out of Miami, according to Roger Goodell. The NFL commissioner said Thursday that the Dolphins don't necessarily have to relocate despite the Florida legislature's refusal last week to fund renovations to Sun Life Stadium. Full Story

Evan Agostini
None of the current crop of TV moms is likely to be voted Mother of the Year, unless the ability to put dinner on the table counts for more than mental health.   Full Story
 
 
Updated: May 10, 2013 3:19:58 PM EDT
REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring.   Full Story
 
 
Updated: May 10, 2013 3:19:58 PM EDT
 
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Obama launches sales pitch for health insurance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring. Full Story
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Happy Mother's Day, you heartless, killer psycho TV moms

None of the current crop of TV moms is likely to be voted Mother of the Year, unless the ability to put dinner on the table counts for more than mental health. Full Story
(REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
Obama launches sales pitch for health insurance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring. Full Story