• Accused murderer waives speedy trial - 09/30/2014 10:10 PM EDT
    Accused murderer waives speedy trial

    09/30/2014 10:10 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON -- The man accused of murdering a woman in Manchester nearly 30 years ago waived his right to a speedy trial Tuesday, allowing the case to progress at a slower pace. David A. Morrison, 54, who has pleaded not guilty to a first degree murder charge in connection with the death of Sarah Hunter, had been scheduled for a trial in November, a deadline that concerned Judge John Wesley 
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    Six MAUHS students honored for achievement on PSATs
    10/01/2014 10:37 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- In addition to the two National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalists that were announced earlier this month, Mount Anthony Union High School was recently informed that four other students were named Commended Students. After 1.5 million high school students from across the country took the PSAT in October of 2013, high schools were notified in April if any of their Full Story

    $2.4 million grant helps CCV meet today's demands
    09/30/2014 10:07 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- The Community College of Vermont has received nearly $2.4 million dollars in grant funding to help Vermonters acquire the necessary skills to work in high demand industries, such as healthcare, business, and technology. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant (TAACCCT) was awarded to the college by the U. Full Story

    Entergy outlines post-shutdown plans for Vermont Yankee
    09/30/2014 01:29 PM EDT - VERNON -- Spent radioactive fuel will be removed from the reactors at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant by 2020, the plant's corporate owner told a citizen oversight panel Thursday. But Louisiana-based Entergy said it does not know when it will begin tearing down Vermont Yankee after it stops producing power in December. Full Story

    Home child care providers file for union election
    09/30/2014 01:27 PM EDT - A group of home-based child care providers who serve families receiving government child care subsidies this week moved one step closer to unionizing, the American Federation of Teachers announced Friday. A majority of the providers asked the state's Labor Relations Board to begin the process of certifying the union, according to the AFT. Full Story

    Hand-held cellphone ban takes effect Wednesday
    09/30/2014 01:26 PM EDT - Beginning Oct. 1, Vermonters will no longer be able to hold their cellphones and other electronic devices while driving. Drivers under 18 are not allowed to use hand-held or hands-free devices at all. The Legislature passed the ban on hand-held devices in May after reaching a compromise with Gov. Full Story

    IBM to hold job fair Friday, looks to hire about 100 workers
    09/30/2014 01:24 PM EDT - IBM is hiring at its Essex Junction manufacturing plant. The Vermont Department of Labor will hold a job fair, in conjunction with International Business Machines Inc., from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington. About 100 positions are immediately available at the "fab," as the semiconductor fabrication facilities are called. Full Story

    Fletcher Allen seeks regulatory approval for inpatient facility
    09/30/2014 01:23 PM EDT - Fletcher Allen Health Care asked state regulators Monday for permission to build a multimillion dollar inpatient facility. The proposed 180,000-square-foot building would include 128 single-occupancy rooms. The project is expected to cost $175 million, plus $12.7 million in interest payments, for a total of about $188 million. Full Story

    NECAP science scores down
    09/30/2014 01:17 PM EDT - Science proficiency scores are down in Vermont's public schools. In all grades tested, fewer than half the students performed at par. Vermont education leaders say the decline could be the result of overemphasis on high-stakes reading and math tests required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Full Story

    Study predicts $11 million annual revenue from legalized pot
    09/30/2014 03:21 PM EDT - Vermont could gain as much as $11 million in tax revenue from legalized marijuana, according to an analysis performed by NerdWallet, a website that compares financial data for consumers. The nation as a whole could realize $3 billion in state and local taxes per year if it legalized pot, according to NerdWallet. Full Story

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    AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. Full Story
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    Tracy Morgan may not perform or walk without assistance again

    “Saturday Night Live” alum seen outside New York hospital Wednesday in a wheelchair.