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    23 horses rescued from Woodstock farm need foster homes

    Horses were malnourished and will need continuous support of volunteers and donors
    02/27/2015 09:38 PM EST
    WOODSTOCK >> It started with an anonymous tip. The Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society in Brownsville got a phone call in November 2014 from someone concerned about the welfare of several horses at Skyland Arabians. The caller said the animals might be abused. Within a couple of weeks, 23 horses were seized from the property and are now in need of foster homes. 
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    State readies VY money process
    02/27/2015 09:37 PM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> Before the state of Vermont started accepting applications for the $10 million in Entergy economic development money, Gov. Peter Shumlin said the second round would likely look very differently from the first. Shumlin negotiated a settlement with Entergy that established the $10 million economic development fund to help Windham County recover from the closing of the Vernon Full Story

    Vermont officials outline impacts of Department of Homeland Security shutdown
    02/27/2015 04:18 PM EST - WATERBURY -- With continued uncertainty over whether or for how long Congress will approve funding for the Department of Homeland Security, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont public safety officials today outlined impacts of a shutdown for Vermont. If funding is not approved by midnight tonight most divisions of the federal agency will suspend operations. Full Story

    State to give DLS drivers a break March 20
    02/26/2015 04:58 PM EST - Vermont will hold a one-day pilot event to allow drivers who have had their licenses suspended for failure to pay traffic tickets to have them reinstated by paying reduced fines, officials announced Thursday. Close to 22,000 people in the state have suspended licenses resulting from overdue traffic fees, state officials say. Full Story

    Governor signs sex offender bill into law
    02/26/2015 04:58 PM EST - Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill to tighten restrictions on sex offenders getting out of prison Wednesday. Shumlin thanked House and Senate lawmakers for their work on the bill, which was among the first to be signed this session. H.16 updates current policy for the sex offender registry to require any offender who is maxing out their sentence, meaning they have not undergone any Full Story

    Vermonters affected by Anthem security breach
    02/26/2015 04:58 PM EST - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont said Tuesday that about 23,000 members in Vermont may have had their personal information exposed in a cyber attack on Anthem Inc. The affected members most likely received health care in one of the 14 states in which Anthem has reciprocal administration agreements with other Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, BCBSVT said in a news release. Full Story

    Bill would let police take, sell assets of animal fighters
    02/26/2015 04:58 PM EST - Police could petition to seize the assets of people involved in animal fighting under a bill moving through the Vermont Senate. S.102 would expand animal cruelty laws to include training or using an animal for fighting, plus allow police departments to seize assets from convicted persons and sell the property to pay for investigating and prosecuting the case. Full Story

    Senate unanimously supports child protection law
    02/26/2015 04:57 PM EST - The Senate gave preliminary approval to a hefty child protection reform package, 28-0, in a roll call vote Wednesday. "To say that this is an important bill would be a tremendous understatement," Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington, said as he introduced the bill, reminding lawmakers that Dezirae Sheldon, a 2-year-old who had been in DCF custody before being returned to her home, died about a year ago. Full Story

    New Vermont law tightens sex offender reporting restrictions
    02/26/2015 09:08 AM EST - MONTPELIER, VT. (AP) >> Vermont has a new law that tightens reporting restrictions for convicted sex offenders. On Wednesday Gov. Peter Shumlin sign into law legislation that requires a sex offender to report to the Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry prior to his or her release from prison. Full Story

    Body of missing northern New York man found in woods
    02/26/2015 09:07 AM EST - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) >> State police say the body of man reported missing earlier this month has been found in the woods in northern New York. Troopers say officers with the city of Plattsburgh Police Department located the body late Wednesday morning off Rugar Street in the town of Plattsburgh. Full Story

    No injuries as small fire erupts by Disneyland attraction

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a small fire erupted late Saturday night near a Disneyland attraction, but it was put out by park firefighters and no one was hurt. Full Story