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    Vermont Yankee spent fuel storage issue comes before PSB

    08/27/2015 10:31 PM EDT
    BRATTLEBORO >> The Vermont Public Service Board received the first round of written testimony of state agencies and intervenors this past week regarding Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee's proposal to build an addition to the independent spent fuel storage installation at its Vernon nuclear site. Testimony from New England Coalition's expert witness, Raymond Shadis, contrasted the Maine Yankee 
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    Vermont News in Brief
    08/27/2015 10:24 PM EDT - Norovirus sickened visitors to Vermont park SALISBURY (AP) >> Vermont officials have confirmed that norovirus sickened dozens of visitors to Branbury State Park in Salisbury last week. Up to two dozen people reported nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. WCAX-TV reports the Health Department believes that people were likely infected while swimming in the lake. Full Story

    Deliberations begin in New Hampshire prep school rape trial
    08/27/2015 03:14 PM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. >> Jurors deliberating the fate of a prep school graduate charged with raping a freshman were left to decide Thursday who was more credible: the defendant who credited "divine inspiration" with helping him end their escalating sexual encounter or the accuser who couldn't recall telling a friend what sex acts she was prepared to perform. Full Story

    Norovirus sickened swimmers at Vermont's Branbury State Park
    08/27/2015 02:56 PM EDT - SALISBURY, VT. >> Vermont officials have confirmed that norovirus sickened dozens of visitors to Branbury State Park in Salisbury last week. Up to two dozen people reported nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. WCAX-TV reports the Health Department believes that people were likely infected while swimming in the lake. Full Story

    Vermont foundation gives $370k to promote education
    08/27/2015 08:47 AM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) >> An organization that supports the Vermont Community Foundation has awarded almost $370,000 to promote college and career education for Vermonters. The focus of the grant from the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation will be on low-income students, first-generation college students, adult learners, and veterans. Full Story

    Officials tell Vermont agencies to tighten budget proposals
    08/27/2015 08:46 AM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) >> Officials are asking Vermont state government departments to create extremely cautious budget proposals for the next fiscal year. Justin Johnson, Gov. Peter Shumlin's secretary of administration, sent a memo this week telling agencies and departments not to expect additional money from the general fund as they make their 2017 fiscal plans. Full Story

    New Burlington superintendent awarded work visa
    08/27/2015 08:44 AM EDT - BURLINGTON (AP) >> Burlington School District officials have announced that their new superintendent, whose start date was stalled by immigration issues, has been awarded a visa. Officials said Wednesday that Canadian citizen Yaw Obeng got an H1-B work visa, and is expected to start working in the next few weeks. Full Story

    Brattleboro Retreat under investigation by Attorney General's office
    08/27/2015 06:12 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — The Vermont attorney general's office is conducting a criminal investigation into the Brattleboro Retreat following a whistleblower's complaints about alleged Medicaid fraud at the private psychiatric hospital, The Associated Press has learned. Attorney General William Sorrell acknowledged that his office was investigating, and his comments coupled with documents provided to Full Story

    President of western Vermont college to step down
    08/26/2015 02:50 PM EDT - POULTNEY (AP) — The president of a college in western Vermont is stepping down. The Rutland Herald reports Green Mountain College announced Tuesday that President Paul Fonteyn will step down at the end of this academic year. The college is located in Poultney, about 60 miles southwest of Montpelier. Full Story

    Cops: Vermont man trafficked drugs out of mobile home
    08/26/2015 02:49 PM EDT - BRANDON >> A drug bust in western Vermont has led police to charge a 40-year-old man with selling drugs out of his mobile home while living with his mother and a juvenile. The Times Argus reports Richard Waite, of Brandon, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Rutland criminal court to trafficking heroin and cultivating marijuana. Full Story

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    Girls named Destiny questioned in cliffside vandalism case

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have interviewed more than a dozen girls named "Destiny" trying to crack a vandalism case where someone spray-painted a prom invitation on a southwest Idaho cliffside. Full Story
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    On-air shooter threatened to make 'headlines,' showed anger

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. Full Story