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Couple pleads guilty in investment fraud case

KEENE, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit investment adviser fraud and securities manipulation and has reached a $600,000 settlement with the state.

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Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.

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Campsite at Santa's Land park denied

PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) - The town of Putney has turned down a request by the owner of a holiday-themed park to add a campsite to the property as she deals with an animal cruelty charge and bankruptcy proceedings.

Today at 07:43AM
Firefighters battle blaze at Vermont plywood plant

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont State Police and Division of Fire Safety are investigating a fire at a plywood plant in Rutland.

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Vermont enticing disaster preparedness with money

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The state of Vermont is preparing to implement new rules that encourage communities to take steps to reduce future flood damage in exchange for more money to help them recover.

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Guard trains with weapons at Camp Johnson

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont National Guard is training with weapons at Camp Johnson in Colchester.

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2nd District candidates disagree on Iraq strategy

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Republican congressional hopeful Gary Lambert says the U.S. should not redeploy troops to Iraq under any circumstances, while his two primary opponents in the 2nd District are more open to the possibility.

Today at 06:56AM
Plymouth State president to step down in 2015

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen says she's planning to step down as president at the end of June 2015 after nine years at the post.

Today at 12:33AM
John Gregg: Voting Time Nears

Vermont voters will head to the polls Tuesday for the state primary election, though there is only limited contested action across the ballot. At least two Upper Valley residents are seeking statewide…

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Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, August 21, 2014

Vermont Technical College Waives Fee For Lebanon College Students Randolph Center -- Vermont Technical College announced it will waive a fee for students transferring from Lebanon College, which has…

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Vt. Environmental Official: Make Permit Process Simpler

Montpelier -- Vermont's environmental permit review process must be changed, according to a top state regulatory enforcement official. David Mears, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation,…

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No Way Out

Monrovia, Liberia -- Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola…

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Virgina Gay Marriages Blocked by Supreme Court

Washington -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a court order that would have allowed gay marriages in Virginia to begin Thursday, adding to the likelihood the justices will decide the issue…

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Inflation Rears Head At Fed

Washington -- Federal Reserve officials at their last policy meeting debated an earlier-than-expected move in raising interest rates, suggesting the central bank may be shifting to a more aggressive stance…

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Vermont Public Money Gives Progressive Fundraising Edge

Montpelier -- Public campaign financing has left Vermont's incumbent Republican lieutenant governor in an unusual position -- trying to catch up in the campaign money race against a Progressive Party challenger.…

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N.H. Minority Student Population Grows

Keene -- New Hampshire ranks consistently as one of the most racially homogeneous states in the nation. Census data show that more than 92 percent of residents are white. But just like the rest of the…

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Governor: Grocery Chain Fight at 'Critical Point'

Boston -- Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he was hopeful that a family fight over the Market Basket grocery store chain that has sparked an employee walkout and a customer boycott can be resolved soon.…

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I'll Take It

Brooks Ruderman, 8, of Hartland, relaxes at his mother's yard sale and checks out a hat on Saturday. Medora Hebert photograph

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Holder Promises Thorough Probe

Ferguson, Mo. -- Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. swept into this battle-scarred St. Louis suburb on Wednesday, meeting with community leaders and promising a "thorough and fair" federal inquiry into the…

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U.S. Tried Rescuing Americans Held in Syria

Washington -- U.S. Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria by Islamic State militants, according…

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Navy Kicks Out Dozens For Nuke Test Cheating

Washington -- At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others…

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Health Department urges young adult vaccinations

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - They Vermont Health Department is urging young adults to be sure they are up to date with their vaccinations.

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GOP primary candidates for Senate debate Thursday

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) - Candidates facing off in the Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate are taking part in a debate at Franklin Pierce University.