Schaghticoke N.Y. man gets 40 to life for killing mom, stepdad with rock

01/29/2015 01:07 PM EST
TROY, N.Y. >> A New York man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for beating his mother and stepfather to death with a rock the size of a bowling bowl. Twenty-three-year-old Anthony Repp was sentenced Thursday in a Rensselaer County court. He pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in a plea agreement with prosecutors. 
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NDCAP votes O'Connor, Langeveld into leadership roles
01/29/2015 11:53 AM EST - BRATTLEBORO >> Kate O'Connor is the new chairwoman of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel and Martin Langeveld will serve as vice chairman following a unanimous vote of the panel at a meeting Wednesday night. The majority of the meeting — held in the Autumn Room of the Quality Inn and Conference Center on Putney Road — consisted of presentations from Full Story

Report: Angel Flight pilot became disoriented before fatal 2013 crash
01/29/2015 08:58 AM EST - EPHRATAH, N.Y. >> Investigators say the crash of a volunteer medical flight in upstate New York two years ago occurred after the pilot became disoriented in low visibility, causing the small plane to spiral out of control before breaking up in midair. The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports (http://bit. Full Story

Shumlin on legalizing pot: 'Been there, done that'
01/28/2015 09:58 PM EST - Gov. Peter Shumlin supports legalization of the sale of marijuana, but he has no interest in smoking pot. "Been there, done that," Shumlin told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday. The governor, long a proponent of marijuana legalization, says he smoked pot well into his 20s, but the drug lost its allure as he got older and took on more responsibilities. Full Story

Whitingham man tops list of Vermont tax delinquents
01/28/2015 04:07 PM EST - WHITINGHAM >> A southern Vermont man who owes the state almost $2.3 million in delinquent taxes finds himself on top of the list for the most owed in overdue taxes, according to newly released public records. Mark Fisher of Hubbard Road in Jacksonville, a village in the town of Whitingham near the Massachusetts border, owes $2,287,410 in delinquent taxes, according to the Vermont Tax Full Story

Former state worker pleads guilty to embezzling $50K
01/28/2015 07:40 AM EST - BURLINGTON, VT. >> A former Vermont state worker has pleaded guilty to charges that she embezzled more than $50,000 while working as a claims examiner and that she used some of the money to buy a boat, a vehicle, guitar, firearms, and other items. Lisa Peduzzi, of Plainfield appeared in court in Burlington on Tuesday in a plea deal that called for several embezzlement-related charges to be Full Story

Gov. Shumlin to testify on transportation to US Senate panel
01/28/2015 07:38 AM EST - MONTPELIER, VT. >> Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will be joining the Republican governor of Alabama in testifying before a U.S. Senate committee about the need for continued federal funding of state transportation projects. Shumlin says if federal funding isn't resolved by May, road, bridge and other transportation projects in Vermont and other states will be in jeopardy, and the nation's Full Story

Federal beds to keep more Vermont prisoners in Kentucky
01/27/2015 07:23 PM EST - A deal in the works to house more federal prisoners in Vermont prisons will hamper the state's effort to reduce the number of local inmates incarcerated in Kentucky and Arizona, the corrections commissioner said Monday. Vermont contracts with the U.S. Marshals Service to house up to 40 federal prisoners in Vermont prisons. Full Story

Resident express opinions over possible gravel pit in Westminster
01/27/2015 07:22 PM EST - WESTMINSTER >> Members of the Selectboard stressed there are still volumes of additional information that must be gathered when members of the public voiced their concerns about a potential plan to buy land for a gravel pit. Seventeen people showed up at the Tuesday, Jan. 13, meeting at Town Hall to get answers from the Selectboard and offer criticism over how the process has so far been Full Story

Vermont farmers will be subject to pollution penalties
01/27/2015 05:17 PM EST - ST. ALBANS >> State officials presented new penalties to prevent farmers from violating the state's water quality laws at a public meeting on Monday. But Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross told farmers in attendance not to worry. Many farmers are not violating water quality regulations designed to curb manure runoff, he said, and violators will first be told how to address pollution runoff Full Story

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Sundance First Look: Pearce, Smulders get rom com 'Results'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Andrew Bujalski delivers his most mainstream film to date with "Results," a heartfelt will-they-or-won't-they romantic comedy about two very different personal trainers (Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce) working together in Texas. Full Story