WTSA News for your Friday, July 22:

WTSA News for your Friday, July 22:

Authorities say the Massachusetts woman found dead in a pickup truck in Brattleboro early Tuesday morning died of a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of her death was a homicide. Vermont State Police said Thursday evening that they continue to work with police in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 23-year-old Mary Anderson, including when and where she was. killed and whether she was abducted. The police are asking the public to help reconstruct the events. Police say Anderson was found inside her blue 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that was parked on Elliot Street. The truck had a Massachusetts PC 8DXW20 license plate. She was last seen in Hudson, New Hampshire on Saturday evening and was reported missing by her family on Sunday. Anyone with information should call the Vermont State Police in Westminster at 802-722-4600

Brattleboro Acting City Manager Patrick Moreland is calling on community members to show compassion to all those involved in the deaths of two people in Brattleboro earlier this week. in a prepared statement, Moreland said we are all still amazed by what happened, and the City of Brattleboro would like to recognize this heartbreaking moment on behalf of this community. As is standard protocol for these events, all officers involved have been placed on administrative leave. The evidence, including the body camera video, will be carefully reviewed as part of a thorough investigation by Vermont State Police. Moreland had this to say: “We place our trust in this independent process. In the weeks and months that follow, the details of this period will be more precise. As we wait together, let’s take a moment and remember the families of those who have been lost. Our hearts go out to them.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services reports 8 new Covid 19 deaths in the state last week. There was 1,569 new positive COVID-19 test results between Thursday July 14 and Wednesday July 20. Currently, 34 hospitalized patients are being treated for COVID-19.

Average gasoline prices in Vermont and in general across the country continue to decline. The average price in Vermont as of Thursday is $4.57, down 10 cents from last week and 42 cents month on month. The US average is now $4.42, down 15 cents from last week and 54 cents in a month.

Mail-in ballots for the primary election to be held Aug. 9 are now available at Vermont city clerks’ offices. Due to the ongoing pandemic, voters are encouraged to vote by mail. Postal ballots for the national primary elections must be requested. Anyone wishing to vote early can do so until 5 p.m. on Monday, August 8 in person. If you are requesting a mail-in ballot, please allow sufficient delivery time. Absentee ballots can be mailed or picked up by the voter. Voters requiring assistance, please call the Brattleboro City Clerk’s Office to discuss options. All ballots must be received by the clerk before the close of polls on election day to be counted.

The Vermont Parent Child Center Network is committed to supporting the fundamental right of pregnant women to access reproductive health care, which must include safe and legal abortion. They are calling on the US Congress to pass legislation that codifies abortion access as the law of the land in this country NOW. The organization also supports Vermont Proposition 5, which will create a constitutional amendment for reproductive freedom which protects a pregnant person’s right to choose.

The first-ever Powerball jackpot winner in Vermont has yet to claim the prize nearly a month after the draw. The winning ticket – – 8, 40, 49, 58, 63 and Powerball 14 – was sold at the Jolley convenience store in Middlebury and the June 29 jackpot was $366 million. According to the Vermont Liquor and Lotteries Department, winnings are taxed at 6%, or about $12 million. If the winner is a resident of Vermont, he will also have to pay income tax. The money would go into general and education funds. The prize must be claimed within one year.

LOTTERY NUMBERS:

TRI STATE PICK 3 3-2-5

TRI STATE PICK 4 2-4-7-8

LUCKY FOR LIFE 19-24-25-29-31 LUCKY BALL 8

MASS BOX 3-4-8-15-33

SPORTS WTSA:

The Yankees opened the second half of their season by getting swept in a doubleheader yesterday against the Astros. Houston winning the opener 3-2, and the nightcap, 7-5. The Yankees are in Baltimore today, Jameson Taillon on the mound for New York, the first pitch is at 7:05.

The Red Sox open on 2n/a half of their season tonight they host Toronto, Nathan Eovaldi on the mound for Boston, first pitch is at 7:10.

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