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    Police in Troy make 3 arrests in homicide cases

    09/02/2014 10:15 PM EDT
    TROY, N.Y. -- Troy Police have arrested three people in connection with three homicides in the city. During a news conference Tuesday morning, Troy Police Chief John Tedesco announced that Jacob S. Heimroth, 33, of Troy, and Daniel P. Reuter, 33, who is homeless, each face first-degree murder charges in connection with the double homicide of 59-year-old Maria Lockrow and 51-year-old M. 
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    Green Mountain Power, NRG Energy form energy partnership
    09/02/2014 10:14 PM EDT - ESSEX -- Vermont’s largest electric utility is teaming up with a national renewable energy business to implement a series of state-of-the-art energy saving projects, including a new local electrical system in the Rutland area that will eventually be spread across the state. While Green Mountain Power is Vermont’s largest electric utility, it is still small and nimble enough to Full Story

    Vermont News in Brief
    09/02/2014 10:14 PM EDT - Norwich U museum affiliated with Smithsonian NORTHFIELD (AP) -- A museum at Vermont’s Norwich University is the state’s first affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. On Tuesday officials at the Northfield school announced the affiliation of the Sullivan Museum and History Center. Full Story

    Bromley Mountain announces news for Winter 2014-15
    09/02/2014 10:14 PM EDT - PERU -- The 2014-15 season is bringing great learn-to programs and deals and massive improvements to the snowmaking system at Bromley Mountain. Bromley has announced a new concept in Ski and Ride Programs -- get going. The idea: Remove the cost factor from that tricky trial period of learning to ski and snowboard. Full Story

    Animals seized from Santa’s Land
    09/02/2014 10:14 PM EDT - PUTNEY -- The Windham County Sheriff’s Department seized several animals from Santa’s Land Sunday after executing a search warrant at the embattled theme park. According to a press release from the sheriff’s department, deputies entered Santa’s Land to remove several animals. Full Story

    Shumlin names Ramniceanu to lead pretrial services system
    09/02/2014 03:36 PM EDT - MONTPELIER -- Annie Ramniceanu will oversee the state's new pretrial services system to help people convicted of crimes access substance abuse and mental health services, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Corrections Commissioner Andy Pallito announced Friday. Full Story

    BF Police make arrest in Boys & Girls Club vandalism case
    09/02/2014 02:45 PM EDT - BELLOWS FALLS -- Though police have made an arrest in connection with vandalism at the Bellows Falls Boys & Girls Club, the executive director of the Brattleboro chapter said certain health hazards have indefinitely closed the Church Street location. Full Story

    September is College Savings Month & VHEIP celebrates with piggy bank giveaway
    09/02/2014 04:06 PM EDT - WINOOSKI -- September is College Savings Month, a perfect time to open or add to a Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan account to get the maximum in savings and tax benefits. Vermont Student Assistance Corp., which administers the state plan, is giving away everything you need to get started -- including one of the popular VHEIP pink piggy banks. Full Story

    Optum report says poor leadership kept state from holding CGI accountable
    09/02/2014 01:30 PM EDT - A lack of leadership at Vermont Health Connect left the tech firm CGI unaccountable for work it was supposed to complete on the state's health care exchange, according to a consultant's report released Friday. The state "ceded" responsibility for the project's success to CGI, says the report written by Optum -- the firm now in negotiations to take over the project -- and as a result, "CGI Full Story

    Fiber advocates trash state's 10-year telecom plan
    09/02/2014 01:28 PM EDT - The state's current proposal for a 10-year Telecommunications Plan would make Vermont a "laughing stock" for the industry, critics told lawmakers Thursday at a Statehouse public hearing. A parade of citizens -- many involved in the 24-town joint venture EC Fiber -- fired shot after shot at the policy document, prepared for comment by the Department of Public Service. Full Story

    New England's tallest lighthouse sells for $78,000

    YORK, Maine (AP) — New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000. A federal government spokeswoman says the General Services Administration has accepted a bid for the Boon Island Light Station off York, Maine. Full Story
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    'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through "generals. Full Story
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    Cee Lo Green makes controversial comments about rape

    Former 'The Voice’ judge deleted Twitter account temporarily after causing stir by suggesting women must be conscious to be raped.