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    MONROE, Conn. -- A bomb threat Wednesday morning led to the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School.   Full Story

    Bridgewater State keeps rape reports secret
    10/01/2014 11:45 AM EDT - BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) -- Officials at Bridgewater State University are defending their decision not to inform students about two recent alleged rapes on campus, saying suspects were quickly apprehended and there was no danger to the campus. Full Story

    10/01/2014 11:45 AM EDT - LOWELL (AP) -- A new memorial has arisen near "On the Road" author Jack Kerouac’s burial site.   Full Story
    Sex assault suspect in custody, caught at Skidmore College
    10/01/2014 04:10 PM EDT - A paroled sex offender shot by police during a chase six years ago raped a western Massachusetts woman before being apprehended on an upstate New York college campus, authorities said Wednesday. Full Story

    10/01/2014 08:05 AM EDT - BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Starting today, police can write you a ticket for driving while using your cell phone or any other hand-held electronic device.   Full Story
    10/01/2014 12:24 PM EDT - LOWELL -- Child-molestation charges have been dismissed for the second time against a city man who has been deemed incompetent to stand trial.   Full Story
    Woman charged with carrying gun into Lawrence court
    10/01/2014 11:15 AM EDT - LOWELL -- A 66-year-old Lawrence woman was ordered held without bail Tuesday pending a dangerousness hearing after she was arrested for trying to bring a loaded gun into Lawrence District Court last week. Full Story

    10/01/2014 07:44 AM EDT - LOWELL -- Jack Kerouac's gravesite got a new touch of life on Tuesday with the installment of a new monument marking the final resting place for the Beat generation author of On the Road.   Full Story
    Tisei: Congressional run is about change
    10/01/2014 07:26 AM EDT - LOWELL -- Although his Democratic opponent has touted himself as being a fresh face in Washington, Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei says he's the real "change agent" in the race for the 6th Congressional District. Full Story

    10/01/2014 08:05 AM EDT - LOWELL -- City police are hoping to meet with leaders of a facility for troubled youths on Nesmith Street after an early-Sunday-morning disturbance in which four juveniles were arrested, including one accused of jumping on a police cruiser.   Full Story
    09/30/2014 10:10 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- The man accused of murdering a woman in Manchester nearly 30 years ago waived his right to a speedy trial Tuesday, allowing the case to progress at a slower pace. David A. Morrison, 54, who has pleaded not guilty to a first degree murder charge in connection with the death of Sarah Hunter, had been scheduled for a trial in November, a deadline that concerned Judge John Wesley   Full Story
    Six MAUHS students honored for achievement on PSATs
    10/01/2014 02:35 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- In addition to the two National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalists that were announced earlier this month, Mount Anthony Union High School was recently informed that four other students were named Commended Students. After 1.5 million high school students from across the country took the PSAT in October of 2013, high schools were notified in April if any of their Full Story

    09/30/2014 10:07 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- The Community College of Vermont has received nearly $2.4 million dollars in grant funding to help Vermonters acquire the necessary skills to work in high demand industries, such as healthcare, business, and technology. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant (TAACCCT) was awarded to the college by the U.   Full Story
    Police News in Brief
    09/30/2014 10:06 PM EDT - Blown tire leads to crash SEARSBURG -- State Police said a blown tire caused a Bennington man to lose control of his vehicle on Route 9 Tuesday morning and crash into guardrails. The driver of the 2001 Pontiac Sunfire involved was Thomas Bessette, 19, who received minor injuries to his hip and hand. Full Story

    09/30/2014 10:06 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- Four local schools will be getting visits from a recycling expert to help them comply with the state’s new composting law. Athena Lee Bradley, projects manager for Northeast Recycling Council Inc., said her non-profit company was awarded a grant by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Waste Management and Prevention Division to assist schools in   Full Story
    09/30/2014 09:41 PM EDT - BELLOWS FALLS -- Two adult sisters are suing the local Jehovah's Witness congregation they attended as children, claiming they were sexually abused more than 20 years ago and the religious organization ignored the issue.   Full Story
    Historical Society buys Newfane rail station
    09/30/2014 09:43 PM EDT - NEWFANE -- The West River Railroad was relatively short-lived and consistently dangerous -- hence its "36 miles of trouble" nickname. Full Story

    09/30/2014 09:46 PM EDT - MONTPELIER -- "Austine Strong" was the theme of the day on Saturday, Sept. 27, during the Vermont Deaf Rights Save Austine School and Services Rally at the State House.   Full Story
    Dummerston teen pleads not guilty in church arson
    09/30/2014 09:44 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO - A Dummerston teen is accused of using gasoline, oil and cotton balls to set fire to the interior of a historic church last month, and he later told police that he "wanted to burn the church down for Satan," according to court documents released Tuesday. Full Story

    09/30/2014 09:47 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO -- A lawsuit filed by the family of a St. Johnsbury man who was severely beaten in 2011 by a former Brattleboro Retreat patient was dismissed by a Windham County Superior Court judge on Aug. 29.   Full Story
    Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants. Full Story
    Schuller's grandson launches new 'Hour of Power'

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller will follow in his grandfather's footsteps with an hour-long religious TV program called "Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller. Full Story
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    New 'Twilight' episodes headed to Facebook

    Stephenie Meyer and Kristen Stewart will help select female directors to make new shorts about “Twilight” characters.