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    Boston Police Department — The Associated Press
    03/28/2015 05:09 PM EDT - BOSTON >> A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said.   Full Story
     
    Worcester DA: Police shoot, kill armed man during domestic disturbance
    03/27/2015 09:51 AM EDT - WEBSTER (AP) >> The Worcester district attorney says Webster police officers responding to a domestic disturbance fatally shot a man who fired on them with a shotgun. Full Story

    03/27/2015 05:08 PM EDT - BOSTON >> Some of the businesses that profit off influencing the deliberations of government hauled in millions of dollars last legislative session.   Full Story
     
    Report: Glitch cuts off food stamp benefits for some
    03/27/2015 04:49 PM EDT - BOSTON (AP) >> Advocates for the poor say efforts to modernize the state's food stamp program and weed out fraud have left thousands of eligible residents without benefits. Full Story

    Stephan Savoia — The Associated Press
    03/26/2015 05:37 PM EDT - BOSTON >> A medical examiner testifying Thursday in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnev described in graphic detail the devastating injuries that ravaged the body of a 29-year-old woman and caused her to bleed to death on the pavement.   Full Story
     
     
    03/28/2015 03:03 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN >> An ancient Assyrian palace, part of a 3,000-year-old Iraqi archaeological site Islamic State forces reportedly destroyed, is still intact in a virtual world at the Williams College Museum of Art. An interactive, 3-D reconstruction on public view in the museum's antiquities gallery offers a life-like tour of the massive structure starting with an aerial perspective, then   Full Story
     
    Readsboro landlord sued over killing tenant's cat
    03/28/2015 10:04 AM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A Readsboro landlord who pleaded guilty in 2012 to killing a tenant's cat is now being sued by the cat's owner. The suit was filed in February by attorney David G. Reid, of Brattleboro, on behalf of Kelly Gancarz, owner of "Dizzy," a cat who was killed when Michael R. Choquette threw a piece of wood at it. Full Story

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    03/27/2015 07:17 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Students from Mount Anthony Union High School's Interact Club debriefed with members of the Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Center about their recent week-long trip to Somotillo, Nicaragua. At the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on Thursday, three students, Hayley Barriere, Hannah Patterson, and Maria Salazar, gave a PowerPoint presentation showing many of the photos   Full Story
     
    Stamford man denies drug, motor vehicle charges
    03/27/2015 07:22 PM EDT - A Stamford man has pleaded not guilty to drug and motor vehicle charges stemming from a traffic stop in North Adams, Mass., last November. On Nov. 14, Patrick J. Collins, 32, was driving a Mitsubishi SUV allegedly to bring his passenger to Brown Street in North Adams to purchase drugs. North Adams police were tipped off by a member of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force that Collins' passenger, Full Story

    03/27/2015 12:36 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The Board of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union debated on Wednesday the merits and pitfalls of accepting a grant that had been offered by the state to facilitate the expansion of early childhood education services. Superintendent Jim Culkeen said that the deadline to signing on to the Pre-K Expansion Grant was the end of April.   Full Story
     
     
    03/27/2015 09:31 PM EDT - NEWFANE >> The physical transformation of a long-unused railroad station into a modern museum is set to begin soon.   Full Story
     
    Law enforcement officers gearing up for cooking fundraiser
    03/27/2015 09:29 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> Firefighters typically have the reputation of being the top chefs of the emergency services field. Full Story

    03/27/2015 09:28 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> Ninety percent of vehicle crashes are caused by operator error.   Full Story
     
    Jamaica bridge to be replaced by September
    03/27/2015 09:28 PM EDT - JAMAICA >> After nearly four years, the Goodaleville bridge will be replaced. Full Story

    03/27/2015 09:23 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> An expert is lauding the safety and security of so-called "dry casks" — the canisters that eventually will hold all of Vermont Yankee's spent nuclear fuel on the banks of the Connecticut River in Vernon.   Full Story
     
     
    (Matt Dunham/AP)
    Police investigate threat to BBC boss over Clarkson firing

    LONDON (AP) — British police are investigating a death threat made to the head of the BBC after the broadcaster fired "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson over an assault on a colleague. Full Story
    'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

    'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.