Sanders: I misspoke when I mentioned slowing campaign pace

2022 Campaign 10/09/19, 18:07

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he "misspoke" when he told reporters he may slow his frenetic campaigning pace after a recent heart attack. The Vermont senator backtracked in an interview with NBC News just a day after indicating that health concerns would force him to change "the nature" ...

Family of woman mauled by lion pushes for new regulations

U.S. 05/25/19, 08:57

Alex Black came face to face with an escaped lion when she was just 10 days into her unpaid internship at a private animal sanctuary. The 22-year-old had been preparing deer meat to feed the big cats, and suddenly found herself alone, staring down the lion in a place where it ...

Jury: Vermont man guilty of murder in wrong-way crash

U.S. 05/22/19, 12:44

A jury found a Vermont man guilty of murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers Wednesday caused when he drove the wrong way on an interstate highway.The jury returned the verdict in the case of Steven Bourgoin on its second day of deliberations following a two-week trial in Vermont ...

Ski resort execs, businessman, indicted on fraud charges

Business 05/22/19, 11:57

The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case have been indicted on multiple federal charges over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money.The fraud charges were made public Wednesday against former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros, ...

Jury begins deliberations in wrong-way crash that killed 5

U.S. 05/21/19, 12:13

A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he caused a head-on crash by driving the wrong way on an interstate.The jury hearing the case of Steven Bourgoin began deliberations late Tuesday morning after receiving instructions ...

Closing arguments expected in deadly wrong-way crash trial

U.S. 05/20/19, 05:23

Closing arguments are expected in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he drove the wrong way on Interstate 89.The closing arguments are expected Monday after a two-week trial.The attorneys for 38-year-old Steven Bourgoin acknowledge he was driving the pickup truck ...

Psychiatrist says suspect insane in deadly wrong-way crash

U.S. 05/14/19, 15:14

A Vermont man on trial for driving the wrong-way on an interstate and crashing into an oncoming vehicle, killing five teenagers, was legally insane at the time, a psychiatrist for the defense testified on Tuesday. Dr. David Rosmarin continued his testimony in the trial of Steven Bourgoin, 38, who has pleaded ...

Lawyer: Driver in wrong-way crash that killed 5 was insane

U.S. 05/06/19, 15:18

A Vermont man charged with killing five teenagers in a wrong-way crash almost three years ago was psychotic and delusional at the time and thus legally insane, his lawyer argued Monday during opening statements in his client's murder trial.The lawyer for Steven Bourgoin acknowledged his client was driving the vehicle ...

Can redevelopment finally purge an old orphanage’s demons?

U.S. 04/04/19, 11:46

An imposing Italianate-style building that looms over part of Vermont's largest city had such a troubled past that plans to redevelop it called for some mysticism.Dee Bright Star, an Abenaki woman who initially opposed the project, was brought in to conduct a spiritual cleansing."I just talked with them and asked ...

Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records

Sports 03/22/19, 00:08

An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn't putting her pole down anytime soon.Flo Filion Meiler left Thursday for the World Masters Athletics Championship Indoor in Poland, where she'll compete in events including the long jump, 60-meter hurdles, 800-meter run, pentathlon and pole vault, for which she's the shoo-in.The petite, energetic woman from ...

Report: Witness says gate blocked when lion killed intern

U.S. 02/20/19, 19:53

A witness told authorities a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people at the start of a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and pulling her into the enclosure, according to a medical examiner's report.A Caswell County sheriff's lieutenant ...

Kidnap and assault suspect due to appear in federal court

U.S. 02/12/19, 10:09

A man charged with kidnapping a woman and her 5-year-old son in New Hampshire and later sexually assaulting the woman in Vermont is expected to appear in federal court.Everett Simpson is scheduled to make his initial appearance Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Conroy in Burlington.Simpson is charged with leaving ...

Deputies fired 8 gunshots to subdue lion after fatal attack

U.S. 01/02/19, 15:45

A North Carolina sheriff's report says three tranquilizer darts and eight gunshots were needed to subdue a lion that fatally attacked a zoo intern. A newly released Caswell County Sheriff's Office incident report details deputies' response to the fatal attack Sunday at the Conservators Center near Burlington. The lion killed 22-year-old ...

Intern killed by lion had a passion for working with animals

U.S. 12/31/18, 10:44

An intern was helping do some routine cleaning at a North Carolina wildlife center when a lion attacked and swiftly killed her, authorities said. Visitors were rushed out while the staff and authorities tried vainly to tranquilize the animal and reach the young woman's body. But in the end, deputies shot ...

Lion kills worker after escaping locked area at conservatory

U.S. 12/30/18, 18:00

A lion killed a worker at a wildlife conservatory Sunday after it got loose from a locked space, the center said.The lion was shot and killed after it attacked the worker in an enclosure that was being cleaned at the Conservators Center in Caswell County, the center said in a ...

Sanders Institute set to host first big meeting

U.S. 11/27/18, 14:53

A think tank founded by the wife and son of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to be hosting its first big meeting.The Sanders Institute Gathering, which is not connected to the senator or his political campaign, is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday this week in Burlington.Institute co-founder Jane O'Meara ...

Vermont grapples with too many deer in some suburban areas

Health 11/10/18, 13:46

Vermont wildlife officials are trying to figure out how to reduce an overabundance of deer in some suburban and other areas of the state. They say the overcrowding is impacting deer health, damaging forests and causing property owners to complain about the animals chomping down their landscaping.Parts of the Champlain ...

Garrison Keillor’s Vermont appearance cancelled after outcry

Entertainment 10/02/18, 10:59

An appearance by Garrison Keillor, former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," at a Vermont book festival has been canceled after public outcry.Burlington Book Festival Founding Director Rick Kisonak confirmed to Vermont Public Radio that the Oct. 14 fundraising event would not take place.Festival organizers have faced criticism over the ...

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