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Electric clothes dryer was source of weekend fire

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) AAA" Firefighters believe an electric clothes dryer was the source of a fire that damaged part of an apartment building in St. Albans, Vermont.

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Pipeline digging to stop near utility lines

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The state Public Service Board has ordered Vermont Gas Systems to stop digging for its pipeline near power lines owned by the Vermont Electric Cooperative because of nearby pesticide concerns.

Today at 03:56AM
Former fire chief cleared of embezzlement charge

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A judge has dismissed an embezzlement charge against a former Vermont fire chief stemming from a department-sponsored raffle.

Today at 12:43AM
Vermont Gas Ordered to Halt Digging Due to Toxin Concerns

Montpelier -- The Vermont Public Service Board ordered Vermont Gas Systems to stop digging for its pipeline near power lines owned by the Vermont Electric Cooperative, citing environmental and health concerns. …

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Small Vt. Farms Under Scrutiny

Montpelier -- The state is working to reduce phosphorus pollution in the Lake Champlain watershed. A lot of the focus has been on farms, and now the state is turning attention to smaller scale agriculture,…

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'What Is Coming Will Be Worse'

Gaza City, Gaza Strip -- Israel's prime minister warned Monday that the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the military urged residents in parts of the embattled territory…

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Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Former Cornish Official Charged in Fatal Accident Cornish -- A former Cornish road agent has been charged with manslaughter in a July 16 Merrimack, N.H., car accident that left a Nashua woman dead. …

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Giant Accomplishment

Northern Lights Gymnastics coach Yuriy Volodin spots Natalie Chapman, 11, of Hanover, as she practices her giant on the bar at the club's Wilder gym on Monday. Northern Lights gymnasts work out for up…

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New Fears Rise Over Spread of Ebola

Dakar, Senegal -- No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived…

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Judge OKs Record Sale Of Clippers

Los Angeles -- A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.…

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Man Charged in N.H. Disappearance

Concord -- A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway. Nathaniel…

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Negotiators Unveil Deal To Fix VA

Washington -- House and Senate negotiators unveiled a $17 billion compromise plan Monday to repair a Department of Veterans Affairs mired in controversy over delayed patient care and agency efforts to…

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D-I Soccer Considering Year-Round Schedule

Sasho Cirovski is college soccer's most passionate advocate, a guardian of the oft-criticized university development system, but the longtime University of Maryland men's coach appreciates the need to…

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Trustees: Medicare Finances Improve

Washington -- Improvements in health care costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees said Monday, a further…

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Don't Write Him Off Just Yet

Indianapolis -- Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the "Wonder Boy" who racked up wins at a record pace. He brought the southern…

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Marketing in U.S. Bid's Way

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington are picked to host the 2024 Olympics, one of the U.S. Olympic Committee's first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships…

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Big and Small

Conner Brackett, 4, of Nashua, N.H., watches as Briggs Lockwood, of Canterbury, N.H., drives by with a tractor during the annual Canterbury Fair in Canterbury, N.H., on Saturday. Concord Monitor -- Will…

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Scott Hired to Coach Lakers

Los Angeles -- The Los Angeles Lakers have confirmed Byron Scott is their new head coach. The Lakers finally made the long-anticipated announcement Monday night in a news release. Scott told reporters…