Bennington criminal court roundup

08/30/2016 07:03 AM EDT
BENNINGTON — The following cases were heard on Monday in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division Bennington Unit. Man makes false medical call Edward A. Allen, 52, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, and giving false alarm. He was released without bail under the conditions he not have contact with certain witnesses. 
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Biologist: Tropical Storm Irene may be looked at as a 'rejuvenating event' for trout
08/30/2016 07:04 AM EDT - WILMINGTON — Fishermen could be enjoying the fruits of Tropical Storm Irene. "Floods, such as occurred during Tropical Storm Irene, may be looked at as a rejuvenating event to which populations respond. Not only is trout habitat disturbed, habitat is created, and often time of higher quality and complexity than existed before," said Ken Cox, fisheries biologist at the Vermont Fish & Full Story

REGIONAL NEWS
Police: Homeless man arrested after shots fired in Barton

BARTON, VT. >> Police in Barton have arrested a homeless man accused of firing a gun, drawing a large police response in an area close to a school with students inside. Thirty-year-old Max Pickle was charged with unlawful trespass and reckless endangerment after he allegedly fired a .45-caliber handgun during an argument on Lincoln Avenue around 11:30 a. Full Story
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(Havard Kjotvedt — Norwegian Environment Agency, NTB scanpix, via AP)
Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

STOCKHOLM >> More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway. The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency says 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm Friday. Full Story
RELIGION
(Associated Press)
Grief overcomes Mississippi community after slaying of nuns

LEXINGTON, MISS. >> The two nuns who were killed in Mississippi were by all accounts some of the most friendly, helpful people in town, cooking and caring for anyone in their poor community — making the slayings all the more puzzling. Their car was found abandoned a mile away from their home, and there were signs of a break-in, but police haven't released any leads or suspects in the Full Story

 
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08/29/2016 09:41 PM EDT
Email calendar listings to news@benningtonbanner.com. We only accept events that are free to attend or benefit non-profits or charitable causes. We prefer to receive submissions via email, and would like the information to be in plain text in the body of the email. Today, Aug. 30 BENNINGTON Overeaters Anonymous meeting: Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p. 
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08/26/2016 10:11 PM EDT - Today, Aug. 27 CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. The Freight Project: At 7 p.m. at Hubbard Hall. Suggested Donation: $15. Rachael Shane grew up acting in plays on the Hubbard Hall stage. Her love for Hubbard Hall brings her back to Cambridge each August with Oscar + Lottie Productions, where clusters of artists emerge gratefully from New York City for a week in residence at Hubbard Hall's Freight Depot. Full Story

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08/26/2016 07:35 AM EDT - Today, Aug. 26 manchester Northshire Bookstore: Author Events Adam Krakowski Author of Vermont Prohibition at 7 p.m. Krakowski will be here to discuss his book Vermont Prohibition, which discloses the tumultuous side of Vermont's temperance movement. In 1853 Vermont became the nation's second dry state. Full Story

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08/25/2016 01:44 PM EDT - Today, Aug. 25 BENNINGTON Live music: South Street Cafe, 5 to 7 p.m., Hale Mountain Pickers Bennington Free Clinic hours: The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday at 6 p.m., for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Please call 802-447-3700 for an appointment. Full Story

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Staff Earn Patient Safety Certification
08/24/2016 07:44 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's Patient Safety Officer Alex Heintz and Administrative Director of Quality, Safety and Value Evelyn Schlosser were recognized recently as Certified Professionals in Patient Safety (CPPS) by the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS), a program established by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Full Story

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08/23/2016 09:48 PM EDT - Email calendar listings to news@benningtonbanner.com. We only accept events that are free to attend or benefit non-profits or charitable causes. We prefer to receive submissions via email, and would like the information to be in plain text in the body of the email. Today, Aug. 24 ARLINGTON Bingo: East Arlington Fire Station, 6 p. Full Story

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08/22/2016 08:43 PM EDT - Email calendar listings to news@benningtonbanner.com. We only accept events that are free to attend or benefit non-profits or charitable causes. We prefer to receive submissions via email, and would like the information to be in plain text in the body of the email. Today, Aug. 23 BENNINGTON Jay Craven screening: Jay Craven's new seaside film drama, "Peter and John," screens at the Bennington Full Story

(Adam Berry)
Are car keys a thing of the past?

The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
(Chris Pizzello)
Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
(Chris Pizzello)
Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story