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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol complex temporarily locked down Monday during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration after a fire in a homeless encampment roughly a mile away sent a plume of smoke into the air and caused security concerns in an already jittery city.

Coronavirus developments across New England:___CONNECTICUTA state Department of Health employee says he was fired after questioning the department's authority to fine a bar that allegedly flouted state rules about crowd size.The New Haven Register reports that Av Harris, a spokesman for the …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump's failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of…

MONTPELIER — Law enforcement agencies including the Vermont State Police, Montpelier Police Department, Capitol Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department are continuing to plan for any potential protests, disruptions or other eventualities that might occur in the Capit…

Montpelier, VT - The Department of Public Service has received complaints that Vermonters are receiving calls threatening to disconnect utility service.  The Consumer Affairs and Public Information Division (CAPI) at the Department wants you to know that these calls are scam calls.  You can …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment debate on Wednesday heard a distorted account of President Donald Trump's remarks to his supporters a week ago when he exhorted them to "fight like hell" before they swarmed the Capitol.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday urged Vermonters who are considering joining protests in the run-up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden not to be used as "pawns" by extremists who are trying to undermine democracy and overthrow the government.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week's deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.

Law Enforcement is aware of calls encouraging people to arm themselves and center at all State Capitols in the United States, to include Montpelier, specifically on the date of January 17, 2021. We are also aware of national trends warning of and encouraging an insurrection on January 20, 20…

BOSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been kicked off of most mainstream social media platforms following his supporters' siege on the U.S. Capitol. But it remains to be seen how fast or where — if anywhere — on the internet he will be able to reach his followers.

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Senator Bobby Starr: There’s been occasions at the state house in Montpelier where protesters would “holler and shout” and drop banners off the balcony. “We never had anyone ransack the place and cause that destruction,” Starr said. “It’s disgraceful to have that happen in a country as free …

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At about 6:15 p.m. Thursday, the Vermont State Police received a report of a robbery at Subway in Orleans. Witnesses advised a male entered the store at approximately 6:10, p.m. stating he had a firearm and demanded money from the register. The male removed an undisclosed amount of money fro…

MONTPELIER – Attorney General T.J. Donovan today requested that Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen commence a criminal investigation into the activities of President Donald Trump and rioters in relation to the events occurring at the U.S. Capitol yesterday. Attorney General Donova…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed his hopeless case for overturning the election results before a crowd of supporters Wednesday as Congress prepared to tally the electoral votes affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

President Donald Trump put forth a dizzying array of fuzzy accounting and outright false claims in an extraordinary phone call  to Georgia's secretary of state seeking a reversal of his election defeat, fabricating a slew of votes that he said should've been counted in his favor.

Dozens of orange boxes sit on the Interstate-91 Northbound offramp at the Orleans exit Monday morning. At 1:30 a.m, the Vermont State Police responded for a report of a tractor-trailer rollover. Police say that Nicolas Paris-Goble, 28, of Vernal, Utah took the exit at a high rate of speed ca…

The U.S. Small Business Administration(link is external) has announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)(link is external) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to December 31, 2021.  The deadline extension comes as a result …

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Tomasz Jankowski, President and CEO of Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) has resigned effective December 31 amid turmoil within the organization.  The Vermont Department of Mental Health recently placed NKHS on Provisional redesignation following multiple complaints from current and pa…

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"Full House" actor Lori Loughlin was released from prison Monday after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college.

Earlier this month the Craftsbury Community Care Center reported an outbreak affecting 13 staff members and 15 residents. Board member Penelope Doherty confirmed the virus has affected a mix of staff and residents.