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

December 29, 2014

Upcoming Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Dec. 29, 2014:

Good afternoon. 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 Northern New England Correspondent Rik Stevens at 603-224-3327 or rstevens@ap.org. Stevens is on the desk at 603-224-3327.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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VERMONT YANKEE

VERNON, Vt. — The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant stopped sending power to the New England electric grid at just after noon Monday following more than 42 years of producing electricity from the southeastern Vermont town of Vernon. The shutdown came at 12:12 p.m., as the plant completed its 30th operating cycle when operators inserted control rods into the reactor core and stopped the nuclear reaction process, the plant’s owner said. SENT: 475 words.

IN BRIEF:

UTILITY REGULATOR: A woman who worked for Vermont’s Department of Public Service for 17 years is going to become the next member of the utility-regulating Public Service Board.

RIVER SEARCH: A firefighter says there is a body in a car submerged in the Lamoille River off Vermont Route 15 near the Wrong Way Bridge in Cambridge.

CAMPER FIRE: Vermont fire investigators say fires in a camper and in a nearby St. Albans warehouse were accidental.

STABBING-ARREST: A Vermont man has been accused of stabbing another man in a fight. Police say 21-year-old Mehmed Devac of Essex has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other charges in connection with the Friday night incident.

SNOWMOBILE CRASH-ARREST: Vermont State Police have accused a man of possessing a drug after they traced a snowmobile accident that killed a pony to him.

BORDER APP: People who cross into the United States by land a have new tool to help them learn where the shortest lines are at some border crossings. Earlier this month U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched its Border Wait Time app.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Vermont and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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