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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT

September 18, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

EXPORTING INMATES

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Corrections officials are expected to finalize a contract this week to move more than 200 inmates housed out of state to a Mississippi prison. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 500 words.

CONGRESS-SPENDING

The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December. SENT: 750 words.

IN BRIEF:

TEACHER-UPSKIRT PHOTOS: A former Vermont teacher accused of secretly taking cellphone photos up a student’s skirt is now accused of taking similar photos of female coworkers.

MISSING BOATERS-LAWSUIT: A lawyer for a Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money says there is evidence that could exonerate him in the death of his grandfather.

NON-CITIZEN VOTING: Voters in a Vermont city won’t be casting ballots in November on an initiative that would have begun the process to allow non-citizens to vote in local election.

SKI TOURING CENTER: A popular ski touring center in Vermont will not reopen for the winter season.

FATAL SHOOTING: Vermont prosecutors have agreed to dismiss a murder charge against a man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend while he faces federal gun charges.

TROPICAL WEATHER-VERMONT: A Vermont rescue team sent to North Carolina to help with rescues during Hurricane Florence has been busy.

VERMONT GOVERNOR-INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES: The independent candidates for Vermont governor say they are frustrated and feel that voters are forgetting they exist.

POT PLANT-THEFT CHARGES: A Vermont man who police say broke into a medical marijuana dispensary has been charged.

DCF-HOUSING PROGRAM: The Vermont Department for Children and Families plans to streamline the application process for its emergency housing program.

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