The Department of
Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
is promising to eliminate a backlog of investigations into whether elderly
Vermonters were abused or neglected. A number of
advocacy groups had threatened to sue the
department if it did not agree to eliminate what they said was a backlog of 300
A priest sex abuse trial has opened with the victim’s lawyer telling
the jury that the Roman Catholic Diocese chose to protect priests
rather than children. The church attorney is saying that the victim
waited too long to file a lawsuit.
State officials want to know whether waste from an old asbestos mind in Lamoille County was used on local roads or construction projects; a group of Franklin County doctors wants to fight prescription drug abuse by requiring patients to sign a contract when they seek pain drugs;
Experts in child sex abuse want to shift the state’s conversation from how to punish offenders, to how to prevent these crimes in the first place. We find out what kids need to know to keep themselves safe.
for Vermont’s Roman Catholic Church say they’ll appeal an $8.7 million verdict.
On Tuesday, a Chittenden Superior Court jury found in favor of a Colorado man who says he was repeatedly abused by a priest in
a Burlington church in the 1970s.
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
A jury in Burlington is expected today to begin deliberating a priest sex
abuse case against the Diocese of Burlington. Vermont’s Fish and Wildlife Department says the health of the
state’s big-game species is generally good. Biologists
say they want that to continue. So they’re drafting new policies that will
guide wildlife management for the next decade…