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Vermont repeats annual overspending ritual with House-approved budget

Vermont Watchdog Report

The Vermont House of Representatives on Thursday voted for a budget plan that praises sustainable spending but violates it yet another year.

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Vermont Senate approves controversial gun control bill

Vermont Watchdog Report

A controversial bill that bans violent felons and mentally ill Vermonters from possessing a firearm passed a preliminary vote of 20 to 8 in the Senate on Wednesday.

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Middlebury P.D. looking at Durst in search for missing 1971 student

Middlebury Police said that they are looking into a former cold case file that has involved Los Angeles murder suspect Robert Durst. Durst is heir to a multi-million dollar real estate fortune.

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Vermont State Police creates new crime fighting unit

The Vermont State Police announced the formation of a Major Crime Unit within the VSP Criminal Division today.

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Police search Otter Creek for missing woman

A Vermont State Police SCUBA team delayed their plunge into Otter Creek in Cornwall, Vt., in the ongoing search to locate missing Denise Hart, 25. The officers used SONAR and a ROV to help in the search under the ice.

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Vermont’s investigation into license fraud spreads to multiple states, DMV offices

Vermont Watchdog Report

An investigation into fraudulent applications for Vermont’s driver’s privilege cards has spread to multiple states and Department of Motor Vehicle branches, according to the department’s chief investigator.

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Troopers restrain screaming woman in Middlebury

Vermont State Police troopers restrained a screaming woman at 99 Court Street (Route 7) in Middlebury at approximately 2:45 p.m., Feb. 9.

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President declares December storm a disaster for Vermont

\The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of Dec. 9-12, 2014.

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Chikungunya infections in Vermont

Seeking warmth this winter? The Vermont Department of Health is reminding all people traveling to the Caribbean, and Central and South America and parts of Mexico to take precautions against chikungunya, a virus spread through mosquito bites.

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Lazarus Building being demolished

The demolition of the Lazarus Building on Main Street in downtown Middlebury began on the morning of Jan. 19.

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Vt. carbon tax could wipe out low gas prices

Vermont Watchdog Report

Gasoline prices have fallen a buck on average in most states, putting more money back in motorists’ wallets. In Vermont, however, environmental groups are proposing a tax to grab that buck from drivers and give it to the state to stop global warming.

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Inauguration protesters charged with trespassing

During the days leading up to the Vermont Gubernatorial Inauguration last week, law enforcement officials became aware of the fact that various political factions were planning to stage protests at the Vermont State House on the day of the inauguration.

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Shumlin wins over Milne in historic State House vote

Voting anonymously, Vermont Legislators elected Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) for a third term today after more than two months with an undecided outcome following the surprise November election. The secret vote was Shumlin 110 versus Republican Scott Milne’s 69.

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Allaire's Rutland mayor run will be door-to-door campaign

David Allaire, the current president of the Rutland City Board of Aldermen, will seek the mayor’s office in the Town Meeting Day election this March. Allaire lost to Mayor Christopher Louras in the 2013 election.

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Middlebury Police arrest robbery suspect

On Dec. 29, officers of the Middlebury Police Department arrested Michael Maheu, 40, of Ripton.

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