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Vermont State Police say a man found dead in Salisbury is a cousin of a man fatally shot by police in a confrontation this week in Rutland.

Smith & Wesson M&P-15 rifle used by Christopher Louras during gunfire exchange with police
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Vermont State Police on Wednesday released the names of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of a former mayor's son who they say fired at the Rutland Police Department in a drive-by shooting and then led police on a chase with an exchange of gunfire.

The son of a former mayor of Rutland, Vermont was killed in a shootout with police on Tuesday.

Vermont's Refugee Resettlement Program has sent an application to the federal government to resettle 100 more Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Rutland.

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Rutland voters will go to the polls tomorrow on Town Meeting Day to elect a mayor.  Three challengers are running against incumbent Christopher Louras.  We take a look at the candidates and some of the issues.

Downtown Historic District, Rutland, Vermont
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The four candidates running for Rutland, Vermont mayor met for their final forum Wednesday evening to debate economic development issues facing the city.

Downtown Historic District, Rutland, Vermont
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During the annual meeting Vermont Council on World Affairs this week the mayor of Rutland, Vermont, says he's committed to refugee resettlement.

Rutland, VT
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Rutland’s embattled six-term mayor already has his first challenger.  An economic development leader is the first to throw his hat into the race.

Downtown Historic District, Rutland, Vermont
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A group working to resettle international refugees in the United States says it has won approval from the U.S. State Department to bring 100 people fleeing war-torn Syria to Rutland, Vermont.

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The Rutland Board of Aldermen has approved releasing a report by the city attorney that reviews whether the mayor acted within his powers under the city charter when he made plans to resettle Syrian refugees.

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Rutland’s mayor is proposing forming a "Resettlement Cabinet" to advise him on the process of bringing 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to the city.  It’s a move that many hope will bridge a city increasingly divided over the issue.

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Rutland's Board of Aldermen has voted to launch an investigation into whether Mayor Christopher Louras broke any laws when he proposed that the Vermont city become a refugee resettlement site.

Rutland, VT
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In April, Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras announced plans, coordinated with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, to bring up to 100 Syrians to the city in October.  But the proposal is dividing the community.