Police Say Wallingford Robbery Was Staged

Vermont State Police say a convenience store manager and her boyfriend staged an armed robbery last month to cover missing funds that she embezzled from the Wallingford Smart Shop.

House To Debate Decriminalization

The Vermont House is set to debate legislation that would remove criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and replace them with a civil violation like a traffic ticket and a $300 fine.

Man Gets 6 Months For Publishing Fraud

A man who pleaded no contest to taking more than $200,000 from aspiring authors to publish their books but didn’t has been sentenced to serve six months in jail.

Foreign Executives Visit Future Business Site in Newport

In about a year, two new foreign companies expect to be operating in Newport at the site of a former skiwear manufacturer. AnC Bio, a Korean bio-tech firm, and Menck Windows, a German company, are the centerpiece of a $600 million economic development initiative promising to bring 10,000 jobs to the Northeast Kingdom.