Vermont Daily Today

Today’s News: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020

Hospital defends abortionist who pressured pro-life nurse

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UVMMC knew the nurse was on a “list of objectors” – but assigned her anyway.
The nurse wasn’t told it was an abortion until she walked into the operating room. By saying ‘don’t hate me,’ the doctor knew of the conscientious objection. The nurse was required to proceed even though others present could have assisted.

Game warden impersonators arrested

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Police have charged two Highgate men with impersonating game wardens and assault in connection with a Nov. 20 incident at a Highgate home.

Parrot smuggler gets two-year sentence

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Rodriguez told law enforcement that he intended to give these birds to his mother and sister as Christmas gifts. The government questioned the credibility of that claim pointing out that these birds were collectively worth at least $10,000 and the defendant had a history of profit motivated crimes involving theft, fraud, and drug dealing.

Auditor: state-funded ‘job incentives’ go to Chittenden County businesses that would not have left VT

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At least three-quarters of the businesses taking government ’employment incentive’ money to stay in Vermont would not have left the state regardless, a study by Vermont Auditor Doug Hoffer concludes. Furthermore, prosperous, well-employed Chittenden County derives more employment benefit from these programs than the rest of the state combined.

St. Joseph’s Orphanage task force: abuse, but no charges

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No charges will be brought involving the Orphanage, which closed in 1974. Due to the statutes of limitation, which limit the timeframe during which criminal charges can be brought by the State, only the crime of murder would have been prosecutable due to the passage of time since the events of the allegations.

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