MONTPELIER (AP) - It appears that official results in the recount in Vermont's Progressive Party gubernatorial primary won't be known until next week.
Washington County Clerk Elizabeth Batty, who has been collecting results from her counterpart county clerks around Vermont, said Friday the results won't be made public until they are certified by Judge Robert Bent, who is overseeing the recount.
That is not expected to happen before next week.
Write-in candidate Annette Smith asked for the recount after losing in earlier counting to Progressive Party Chairwoman Martha Abbott by one vote. The party decided earlier this year not to run a candidate for governor, so Abbott withdrew after her apparent victory.
Two hikers injured on Mount Mansfield
UNDERHILL (AP) - Rescuers have been called in to help two hikers injured in separate incidents on Mount Mansfield, Vermont's tallest peak. A dispatcher with Underhill-Jericho Fire and Rescue squad says a 51-year-old woman injured her leg near the summit and a juvenile twisted an ankle on the Sunset Trail on Friday.
Vermont State Police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro says neither had injuries that were considered to be life-threatening.
The Burlington Free Press (bfpne.ws/PqNli3) reports that Williston, St. Michael's College and Stowe rescue teams also are responding.
Mount Mansfield has an elevation of about 4,390 feet.
Albany man charged in shooting death
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Albany police say they've arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with shooting another man to death.
Bernard White is charged with second-degree murder and firstdegree robbery in the killing of 35year-old Alex Duncan of Albany.
Officers responded to a house on a downtown street about 9:45 p.m. Thursday after getting a call that a man had been shot. They found Duncan with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital where he died.
White was arraigned Friday in Albany City Court and sent to Albany County Jail without bail. It could not immediately be learned if he had a lawyer.
No threats at SUNY following evacuations
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State officials say there were no reports of threats at State University of New York campuses after other scares at colleges in Texas and North Dakota.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the safety of students is a top priority. There are 64 campuses in the SUNY system with more than 465,000 students.
University campuses in Te x a s and North Dakota were cleared Friday after phoned-in bomb threats prompted evacuations and officials warned students and faculty to leave quickly. No bombs were found on either campus by early afternoon. It was not clear whether the threats were related.
Cuomo said security officials in his administration and at SUNY are monitoring the situation. They have advised campuses to be ready to activate emergency plans if needed.
SUNY Geneseo cancels volleyball season
GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York college has canceled the remainder of its women's volleyball season amid allegations of hazing.
Officials at the State University of New York at Geneseo announced the development Friday, saying they could not in good conscience let the season go forward.
The college had suspended the season last week after six freshmen volleyball players said they were hazed.