MONTPELIER (AP) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin has ordered that flags at Vermont facilities be flown at half-staff to honor the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Shumlin issued the order Friday following a Presidential Proclamation.
All U.S., state of Vermont, POW and other flags at state public buildings and grounds will remain at half-staff through sunset on Monday.
Police say DNA linked killer to burglary
GUILDHALL (AP) -- A Vermont man convicted of killing a baby 20 years ago has been charged with burglary after police say DNA linked him to a blood-spattered pamphlet at the crime scene.
Forty-three-year-old Shawn Boyd pleaded not guilty to felony burglary and unlawful mischief in Essex Superior Court Thursday and is being held on $10,000 bail.
Police say Boyd smashed the front door of the Moose Look Cafe in Concord last Christmas Eve last year and stole $7.00 from the cash register.
The Caledonian Record reports prosecutors are charging Boyd as a habitual offender because he has three prior felony convictions, including one for manslaughter.
Police say Boyd also goes by Shawn Ely and was sent to prison in 1998 after being convicted of beating to death a 2-year-old boy.
Mass. men sought in home invasion
MONTPELIER (AP) -- Vermont authorities say two Massachusetts men are being sought for burglary, aggravated assault with a weapon and assault and robbery with a weapon in connection with a Burlington home invasion.
Police are looking for Bryan "Tony" Frazier, 30, and Rashad "Jose" Sabree, 33.
also of Massachusetts.
Police say the men on Tuesday forced their way into the Burlington home of Je'Vaugh Wyche and assaulted him with a handgun and a baseball bat.
Police say they are trying to determine why Wyche was targeted, and say he's denying the incident was drug-related.Woman likely to plead guilty to embezzlement
WATERBURY (AP) -- A 46-year-old Vermont woman is due in court later this month and is expected to enter a plea to charges she embezzled about $120,000 from a Waterbury business and a youth hockey association.
Michelle Rutledge faces up to 20 years in prison.