New warden, increased security after New York prison escape

07/02/2015 07:17 AM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) >> A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place. The state correction department announced Wednesday that 30-year correction veteran Michael Kirkpatrick will be the new superintendent of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. 
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State Board of Education meeting focuses on governance reform law
07/01/2015 09:47 PM EDT - LUDLOW >> The State Board of Education last week addressed the implementation of the state's new education governance reform law, at its meeting and retreat at Okemo Mountain Resort Thursday and Friday. Act 46, which was signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin earlier this month, calls for the formation of unified pre-K to 12th grade school districts of at least 900 students. Full Story

Father, son, hoping for return of stolen guitars
07/01/2015 08:31 AM EDT - TUNBRIDGE (AP) — A father and his 16-year-old son are hoping for the return of their guitars, which were taken from their car after they played at a music festival in Vermont over the weekend. Police said 50-year-old Richard Brodsky of Newton, Connecticut, and his son, Korey Brodsky, were playing at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Full Story

Park fountain pump sent out to get tested
06/30/2015 08:16 AM EDT - ST. JOHNSBURY (AP) >> A Vermont park fountain that has been temporarily out-of-order for maintenance is still not functioning due to a bad water pump. St. Johnsbury Public Works Director Hugh Wescott told The Caledonian Record ( ) Monday that the pump in Arnold Park fountain had to be taken out and sent away to get tested. Full Story

Firearms teacher shot, woman scheduled for lesson arrested
06/30/2015 08:15 AM EDT - WESTFORD (AP) >> Vermont State Police say a firearms safety instructor was found shot in the torso and jaw, and a woman scheduled for a lesson has been charged with first-degree attempted homicide. Police said 31-year-old Veronica Lewis of Worcester was being held without bail and was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. Full Story

Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on the auction block
06/30/2015 08:10 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) >> For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album. Now the pre-Civil War card that's been in the same family for over 150 years is going on the auction block where it could bring as much as $50,000. Full Story

Police: Woman arrested in hit-and-run
06/30/2015 06:48 AM EDT - BETHEL (AP) >> Police have made an arrest nearly a week after a hit-and-run accident in which the driver didn't pay for gas at a Vermont station and then collided with another car, injuring that driver. Police said 22-year-old Allison Richards was arraigned Monday on charges of gross negligent operation with serious injury resulting, leaving the scene of an accident, and others. Full Story

Father, son, rescued from river after losing canoe paddle
06/29/2015 08:37 AM EDT - MORETOWN, VT. (AP) >> A father and his 12-year-old son from Illinois are fine after they were rescued from an island in Vermont's Winooski River after losing a canoe paddle. State police said Andrew Schoneman of Western Springs and his son started canoeing about 1 p.m. Sunday. They lost a paddle in a rapid at about 3:30 p. Full Story

Man airlifted to hospital for injuries received in car crash
06/29/2015 08:01 AM EDT - TROY, VT. (AP) >>A man is in stable condition after a two-car crash in northern Vermont that left let two vehicles totaled. The Caledonian Record reports police said 18-year-old Cody Rosenberger of Westfield was driving his 2001 Ford F150 southbound Friday evening on Route 101 in Troy. Police said Rosenberger then rear-ended a 2014 Jeep Wrangler being driven by 30-year-old Adam Judd of Full Story

New search policy designed to cut Vermont prison contraband
06/29/2015 07:58 AM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) >> Vermont's Corrections Department is creating new rules to cut down on the amount of drugs and other contraband making their way into Vermont's seven prisons. Commissioner Andy Pallito told a legislative committee this week the searches may involve pat-downs and metal detectors but only would go to a full strip search in the case of prisoners. Full Story

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APNewsBreak: New details on alleged Emile Hirsch assault

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A studio executive who authorities say was assaulted by actor Emile Hirsch during the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year described the incident as being "insanely painful and absolutely terrifying," according to public records obtained by The Associated Press. Full Story
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.