Vermont News

  • Lawyers want top court officials in the hot seat over lack of jury trials in Orleans County
    by Alan J. Keays on September 22, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    A defense attorney is seeking to question the judiciary’s brass about why no progress has been made in holding jury trials for defendants in the Northeast Kingdom jurisdiction. The county’s top prosecutor says she wants answers, too. Read the story on VTDigger here: Lawyers want top court officials in the hot seat over lack of jury trials in Orleans County.

  • A challenging year prompts a look at mental health for Dartmouth student-athletes
    by Valley News on September 22, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    “It was just hard to find that balance between the academics, what little athletics we were able to participate in and just the social aspect that was nowhere near normal." Read the story on VTDigger here: A challenging year prompts a look at mental health for Dartmouth student-athletes.

  • Vermont asks US Labor Department to allow extra unemployment benefit
    by Fred Thys on September 22, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    The Labor Department ruled that providing an extra $25 a week was illegal because it would have used money from the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. The AG said the Labor Department relied on a wrong interpretation of the law provided by Vermont Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington. Read the story on VTDigger here: Vermont asks US Labor Department to allow extra unemployment benefit.

  • Northeast lawmakers urge federal government to close organic loopholes
    by Emma Cotton on September 22, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    A letter signed by “nearly every lawmaker who represents the farmers impacted by Horizon’s withdrawal from the region” asks federal officials to close loopholes that put regional organic farms at a disadvantage. Read the story on VTDigger here: Northeast lawmakers urge federal government to close organic loopholes.

  • Mount Holly man faces federal firearms charge after fatal Killington shooting
    by Alan J. Keays on September 22, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Cody Ahonen was ordered to be held in custody on a charge of illegally possessing a firearm as a person previously convicted of domestic violence. He does not face charges in the death last week of Brittany Bouthiette, whom he told police fatally shot herself while they were driving. Read the story on VTDigger here: Mount Holly man faces federal firearms charge after fatal Killington shooting.

  • Climate council, starting a series of public meetings, fields list of priorities in Elmore
    by Emma Cotton on September 22, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Members of the Vermont Climate Council are seeking input from the public as they hurry to draft the state’s first-ever Climate Action Plan. Read the story on VTDigger here: Climate council, starting a series of public meetings, fields list of priorities in Elmore.

  • Vermont Conversation: Where will homeless Vermonters live?
    by David Goodman on September 22, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Many who would be directly affected by the loss of the state's pandemic motel housing program are pushing back on the state's arguments for ending it. Read the story on VTDigger here: Vermont Conversation: Where will homeless Vermonters live?.

  • Help us weather the storm
    by VTD Editor on September 22, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    We were here 10 years ago when Irene hit. Will you keep VTDigger strong? Read the story on VTDigger here: Help us weather the storm.

  • Vermont reports 121 Covid-19 cases, revises Tuesday’s data
    by Erin Petenko on September 22, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Daily case counts appear to be declining from a record-level total of 330 cases on Sept. 16. However, Covid data has been tending to vary depending on the day of the week, so it’s hard to say for certain if the lower numbers are part of a longer trend. Read the story on VTDigger here: Vermont reports 121 Covid-19 cases, revises Tuesday’s data.

  • Rep. Anne Donahue: Eugenics, racism and abortion in public policy
    by Commentary on September 22, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Neither eugenics leaders nor slaveholders were violating the social standards of their time. They were sanctioned by constitutional interpretation. But history is not kind to that rationalization. The day may come when we express our apology for the disregard of the human lives that are in utero. Read the story on VTDigger here: Rep. Anne Donahue: Eugenics, racism and abortion in public policy.

 

CBS Top Stories

  • Job training program helps women bake a brighter future
    on September 23, 2021 at 12:52 am

    "Together We Bake," a nonprofit in Virginia, is using baking to teach women in need about business, ownership and being part of a team. Jan Crawford takes a look.

  • "Sex and the City" actor Willie Garson dies at 57
    on September 22, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Fans are mourning the death of actor Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch on "Sex and the City." He was 57.

  • Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89
    on September 22, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Hhe was best known for "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song," one of the most influential movies of its time.

  • CBS Evening News, September 22, 2021
    on September 22, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    More than 1,000 migrants allowed into U.S. as crisis worsens; Job training program helps women bake a brighter future

  • Police seek help in finding 24-year-old missing since June
    on September 22, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Daniel Robinson has been missing for nearly three months after he was last seen leaving a job site in Buckeye, Arizona. Now his family is hoping that the Gabby Petito case will bring renewed interest in their son's unsolved disappearance. CBS affiliate KPHO-TV's Eliott Polakoff reports.

  • 9/22: Red and Blue
    on September 22, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Democrats split on spending plan with White House under fire; U.S. Space Force reveals uniform prototypes

  • Biden tries to unite Democrats on agenda
    on September 22, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    The fate of President Biden's domestic agenda largely depends on the ability of congressional Democrats to agree on spending prerogatives contained in two bills.

  • Insurance companies ask COVID patients to split the cost of treatment
    on September 22, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    The average cost for a COVID-19 related hospitalization is roughly $20,000, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. As the U.S. vaccination effort continues, more insurers are dropping COVID-19 waivers, requiring patients to split the bill for their hospital stay. CBS News MoneyWatch reporter Megan Cerullo has more.

  • Dive team joins search for Gabby Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie
    on September 22, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    The search for Gabby Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie remains focused on a Florida nature preserve. Petito's disappearance and death have raised questions about other missing person cases. Jericka Duncan reports.

  • More than 1,000 migrants allowed into U.S. as crisis worsens
    on September 22, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    More than 1,000 mostly Haitian migrants have been allowed to enter the U.S. as part of the legal asylum process, contradicting the Biden administration's announcement that migrants arriving at the border will be immediately deported. Manuel Bojorquez takes a look.