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    08/30/2016 10:28 AM EDT - SPRINGFIELD, MASS. >> A Massachusetts man charged after police say they found heroin in his car says the drugs aren't his — they were in the vehicle when he bought it.   Full Story
    Wildlife experts concerned for manatee spotted off Cape Cod
    08/30/2016 07:57 AM EDT - CHATHAM, MASS. >> Wildlife experts are growing concerned for the safety of a manatee that has been recently spotted in waters off the coast of Cape Cod once the seasons change. Full Story

    08/30/2016 07:57 AM EDT - BOSTON >> Federal authorities have arrested a Massachusetts man who they say threatened to assassinate President Obama, bomb several police stations and attack a mosque.   Full Story
    Judge denies request to review contentious sex assault case
    08/30/2016 07:51 AM EDT - BOSTON >> The top district court judge in Massachusetts has denied a request to review a sexual assault case in which a former high school sports star received a sentence that some thought was too lenient. Full Story

    The Associated Press
    08/30/2016 05:47 AM EDT - BOSTON — The strongest reason for voting yes on Question 4 is that a legal and regulated marijuana industry would be safer than the black market since state regulators could test and clearly label the product, according to a 20-voter Citizens' Initiative Review panel, which also concluded that evidence from Colorado that legalization has not squashed the black market is the leading reason   Full Story
    08/30/2016 07:03 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The following cases were heard on Monday in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division Bennington Unit. Man makes false medical call Edward A. Allen, 52, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, and giving false alarm. He was released without bail under the conditions he not have contact with certain witnesses.   Full Story
    Biologist: Tropical Storm Irene may be looked at as a 'rejuvenating event' for trout
    08/30/2016 07:04 AM EDT - WILMINGTON — Fishermen could be enjoying the fruits of Tropical Storm Irene. "Floods, such as occurred during Tropical Storm Irene, may be looked at as a rejuvenating event to which populations respond. Not only is trout habitat disturbed, habitat is created, and often time of higher quality and complexity than existed before," said Ken Cox, fisheries biologist at the Vermont Fish & Full Story

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    08/30/2016 07:05 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — In an effort to guide visitors through a historical path of the Battle of Bennington and the Bennington Monument, Shaftsbury resident Phil Holland self-published another piece of work that was released on Aug. 16, Battle Day. "A Guide To The Battle of Bennington & the Bennington Monument" is a 56-page book filled with various illustrations, maps and memories of what made the   Full Story
    Bystander reports lost child, helps capture prisoner
    08/30/2016 07:06 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Police say a bystander who flagged down police to report a lost child also helped capture an escaping prisoner. According to an affidavit by Vermont State Trooper Travis Hess, on Aug. 8 at 5:06 p.m. he was transporting Ryan Battease, 18, of Danby, to the State Police barracks in Shaftsbury to be processed for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Full Story

    08/29/2016 07:03 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Bennington County law enforcement agencies aim to step up patrols for Labor Day weekend. The Bennington County Sheriff's Department plans to have more officers patrolling the roads this week and a sobriety checkpoint to reduce drunken driving. The efforts are part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which started earlier this month and continues until   Full Story
    Kris Radder Reformer Staff
    08/30/2016 07:41 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — A fire destroyed a local artists' studio on Monday evening. Photo Gallery | Fire on Stark Road   Full Story
    Two arraigned in Putney gunfire incident
    08/30/2016 07:44 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — Two men alleged to have been involved in a gunfire exchange in Putney over the weekend were arraigned on Monday. Full Story

    08/30/2016 07:45 AM EDT - WILMINGTON — The Hermitage Club has agreed it will not sell property at Haystack Mountain until all money owed to an architectural group is paid back.   Full Story
    Nonprofit news and notes: Vermont Jazz Center welcomes new trustees
    08/29/2016 09:54 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> The Vermont Jazz Center, Inc., a non-profit institution dedicated to promoting jazz music and education, recently announced the addition of two new board members, Lyndall Boal and Jed Blume. Full Story

    Kristopher Radder — Reformer Staff
    08/29/2016 07:08 AM EDT - BRATTLEBORO — The state Board of Education will now get its hands on a merger plan outlined for all but one of the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union's member districts.   Full Story
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    Taylor Swift gets out of jury duty

    Taylor Swift’s pending lawsuit over allegedly being groped by a Denver DJ gets her out of jury duty in Nashville on a rape and kidnapping case.