1 man dead, another wounded in shooting on Syracuse street

07/26/2016 09:38 AM EDT
SYRACUSE, N.Y. >> Authorities say a 22-year-old man has died and another man is recovering after they were hit by gunfire on a Syracuse street. Police officials say officers responded around 7 p.m. Monday to reports of shots fired on Martin Luther King East. When they arrived they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. 
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Police ID Vermont man who died at rafting event
07/26/2016 09:38 AM EDT - COLCHESTER, VT. >> Police in Vermont have identified a Milton man who died after suffering an apparent heart attack during a thunderstorm at a rafting event on Lake Champlain. WPTZ-TV reports that authorities say 56-year-old Thomas Leggett died in Colchester on Saturday. Police and others responded to Malletts Bay after an emergency flare went up at around 3:30 p. Full Story

Police: Drunken driver was playing 'Pokemon Go' during crash
07/25/2016 07:42 AM EDT - RUTLAND TOWN, VT. >> Vermont State Police say a drunken driver was playing "Pokemon Go" on his cellphone when he crashed his car. Officers responded to a report of a crash at an intersection in Rutland Town at around 8:15 a.m. Sunday. Police say 21-year-old Rutland resident Nicholas Coccia told them he was driving from Chittenden to Rutland and had been hunting Pokemon with friends. Full Story

Trump speech signals shift to coded race language
07/22/2016 10:18 PM EDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. >> During the primaries, Donald Trump threw red-meat rhetoric to supporters, pledging to build a wall on the Mexico border and to ban Muslim immigrants. He even told at least one crowd that he wanted to punch a demonstrator who disrupted an event. Now that he's the GOP presidential nominee, who needs to appeal to the whole country instead of just Republicans, some Full Story

2 Vermont DNC delegates replaced due to 'gender balance'
07/22/2016 10:10 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> A complaint to the Democratic National Convention says two male Vermont delegates were replaced by women in the name of "gender balance" and without adequate due process. The complaint, filed by 21 Vermont Democrats, says the national party this month ordered the state party to replace Vermont Sen. Full Story

Strong smell of cooked urine prompts apartment evacuation
07/22/2016 07:41 AM EDT - AMHERST, MASS. >> The strong smell caused by a man cooking urine has prompted the evacuation of an apartment building in Massachusetts. Police responded to the Amherst apartment complex Wednesday afternoon after the manager found several unmarked glass containers containing liquids in an apartment. Full Story

Vermont Gas unfazed by latest obstacles
07/22/2016 06:35 AM EDT - MONKTON — Vermont Gas Systems, the Canadian company seeking to build a 41-mile natural gas pipeline through Addison County, has suffered another setback. The company's contractors disturbed an unknown number of endangered harsh sunflowers Tuesday morning in Monkton, and Vermont Gas has halted construction on that section of the pipeline until the incident is fully investigated. Full Story

Ambitious Vermont having second thoughts on renewable energy
07/22/2016 06:36 AM EDT - MONTPELIER — Sunny skies for the nation's solar power industry may be turning partly cloudy, as state regulators begin cutting back on subsidies and incentives. Even in Vermont, which has set a goal of getting 90 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050, and where the governor had touted a renewables boom since he took office in 2011, state regulators are tapping the brake. Full Story

Vermont town reports wastewater spill into Lake Champlain
07/21/2016 09:41 AM EDT - SHELBURNE, VT. >> Officials say a malfunction at a wastewater facility in a Vermont town has led to the release of about 110,000 gallons of unchlorinated wastewater into Lake Champlain. Shelburne Town Manager Joe Calangelo says the release of the sewage began at around 8 p.m. Tuesday and continued until it was discovered by plant operators Wednesday morning. Full Story

Vermont Gas pipeline hearing closed to public
07/21/2016 09:32 AM EDT - MONTPELIER, VT. >> The Vermont Public Service Board is holding a closed hearing next month on Vermont Gas Systems' pipeline project. Vermont Public Radio reports that the board announced this week that the August hearing won't take place in front of the public. It is for legal arguments on whether regulators should allow the company to build its pipeline through a public park in Hinesburg. Full Story