Charles Krupa — The Associated Press
07/26/2016 06:04 AM EDT - PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail.   Full Story
At least 15 killed, dozens injured in Japan knifing
07/26/2016 05:58 AM EDT - TOKYO — At least 15 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in a rare case of mass violence in Japan, according to Japanese media reports. Full Story

07/26/2016 06:00 AM EDT - PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure.   Full Story
Dozens of lawmakers claim Healey directive is 'whole new law'
07/26/2016 06:01 AM EDT - BOSTON — Angered by her announcement last week that her office will step up its enforcement of the state's assault weapons ban, a bipartisan group of 58 lawmakers sent Attorney General Maura Healey a letter over the weekend opposing "in the strongest possible terms" her decision and the way she announced it. Full Story

07/26/2016 06:03 AM EDT - BOSTON — Legislation bringing Massachusetts into compliance with the federal Real ID law made its way to the governor's desk on Saturday after heated discussions over whether people who are not lawfully present in the country should be eligible for driver's licenses.   Full Story
Derek Carson — Bennington Banner
07/26/2016 06:59 AM EDT - SHAFTSBURY — The Select Board updated the public about the discovery of PFOA in the town's closed landfill at a special meeting on Monday. The state's Department of Environmental Conservation asked the town to test the landfill, which operated from 1967 to 2006, in June, due to its proximity to North Bennington, where several wells have tested positive for the chemical that was used in the   Full Story
Woman accused of pointing a gun at man holding their baby
07/26/2016 06:58 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — A Hoosick Falls, N.Y. woman is accused of pointing a gun at a man while he held their 7-month-old child. Alicia Burdick, 19, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division Bennington Unit to two felony counts of aggravated domestic assault with a weapon, and misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, and unlawful mischief. Full Story

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07/26/2016 06:58 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Two Mount Anthony Union Middle School teachers have been selected to attend an exclusive workshop provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each year, NEH offers a series of week-long workshops for teachers in grades K through 12 as part of their Landmarks of American History and Culture program.   Full Story
Cigarette bucket said to cause East Mountain Park mobile home fire
07/26/2016 06:58 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — A late Sunday night fire at a mobile home park is believed to have been caused by a cigarette bucket, according to the Bennington Rural Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the East Mountain Park Mobile Home at 22 Chapel Home Park Rd. at 11:30 on July 24. The fire was contained within 10 minutes, Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Mattison said, but emergency personnel remained Full Story

07/26/2016 06:59 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — A local chef who was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash on July 15 has died. Omar Montoya, 47, recently of Williamstown, Mass., was pronounced dead on July 21 at 1 p.m. at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., according to Bennington Police. Police responded to a crash on Route 7 in front of the Park Lawn Cemetery where Montoya's 2014 Kia Optima was traveling   Full Story
07/26/2016 07:02 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — Earlier this month, the American Red Cross issued an emergency request for blood and platelet donations.   Full Story
C&S must pay sales tax to state of Vermont
07/26/2016 07:02 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — C&S Wholesale Grocers, which is located in Keene, N.H., but has a warehouse in Brattleboro, was ordered by the Vermont Supreme Court to pay $30,562 in sales tax to the state. Full Story

Kristopher Radder — Reformer
07/26/2016 07:03 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — Residents are asked to use common sense but consult with officials if news they read cannot be verified by sources known within the community.   Full Story
Police log
07/25/2016 09:31 PM EDT - July 24 All persons named in the Police Log are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Full Story

07/26/2016 07:04 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Area Hospice's PopUp@77Flat Auction No. 3 is now online.   Full Story