Boston Marathon bomber to be sentenced June 24

05/28/2015 11:30 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) >> Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be formally sentenced to death on June 24. U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. set the date on Thursday. A jury earlier this month determined that Tsarnaev should get the death penalty in the 2013 attack. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when Tsarnaev and his brother placed two pressure-cooker bombs near 
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Marathon issues statement on shortage of medals
05/28/2015 08:06 AM EDT - BURLINGTON (AP) >> The People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon is apologizing for not having enough medals for finishers on Sunday. Peter Delaney, race director for Vermont City Marathon, issued a statement on the event's website saying during the ordering process the quantity of 2-person relay medals and marathon medals was reversed, leaving the event with not enough medals for marathon Full Story

Scientists to discuss plastic challenge in Great Lakes
05/28/2015 08:06 AM EDT - BURLINGTON (AP) >> Scientists specializing in the Great Lakes are going to be hearing about the challenge plastic pollution poses for the lakes during a conference at the University of Vermont. The Thursday sessions on plastics pollution is one of many being held this week in Burlington at the 58th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. Full Story

Health officials tell Vermonters to watch for ticks
05/28/2015 08:04 AM EDT - BARRE (AP) >> Vermont health officials are urging residents to be vigilant in what they expect to be another active season for disease-carrying ticks, as reports of Lyme disease are on the rise. Forest protection entomologist Trish Hanson of the state Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation tells the Times-Argus <URL destination="http://bit. Full Story

Sanders wants Clinton to take stand on trade deal
05/27/2015 09:13 PM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. >> Sen. Bernie Sanders is questioning why Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodman Clinton won't take a stand on the emerging trade deal with Pacific nations, which he calls "enormously important issue" she's been dodging. A day after launching his longshot campaign, the Vermont independent returned to neighboring New Hampshire on Wednesday, where a blunt voter told him Full Story

Vermont State Parks and Vermont Fish and Wildlife announce 'Reel Fun' program
05/27/2015 09:48 AM EDT - MONTPELIER >> Vermont State Parks and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are teaming up this season to promote and enhance fishing opportunities for campers and visitors at state parks across Vermont through the recently created "Reel Fun" program. This exciting new program will encourage park visitors to take advantage of the diverse, easily accessible and family-friendly fishing Full Story

2015 summer events schedule for North Adams
05/27/2015 09:33 AM EDT - Music at the Mansion Date: Friday in the summer starting, June 5 Time: 6 p.m. Location: North Adams Public Library front lawn Let summer begin! Colour 9 will be performing on the lawn, June 5 at 6 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner or just your dancin' shoes and let's get this party started. Sponsored by the Friends of NAPL. Full Story

Bees vacate Swanton Public Library
05/27/2015 09:26 AM EDT - Tens of thousands of bees, honey, found in library pillar SWANTON, Vt. (AP) >> It's safe to go in the library in Swanton, Vermont, now that the bees are gone. The 99-year-old library had been closed for a while. As officials prepared to reopen it, they found one of four Corinthian columns in the front was filled with tens of thousands of honeybees. Full Story

Mother of man charged with holding wife: She chose to stay
05/27/2015 08:00 AM EDT - RUTLAND (AP) >> The mother of a man charged with holding his wife captive in the bedroom of their home says the woman wanted to be locked in by her husband. Susan Payson said at a hearing to determine Michael Jokinen's right to bail in Rutland criminal court that the woman was always free to go. Full Story

Vermont Fish & Wildlife to sell special stamps as fundraiser
05/27/2015 07:59 AM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) >> The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has a new program to help conserve open spaces and wildlife habitat in the state. The department's new "All In" Habitat Stamp is fashioned on the federal duck stamp. The stamp is available for purchase on the department's website and is available on 2015 hunting or fishing licenses when purchased online. Full Story

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Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation

'Mean Girls’ actress finished community service hours in a rush of work in recent weeks.