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

December 6, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Dec. 6, 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 802-229-0577.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

PREVENTING CHILD SEX ABUSE

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ The first woman to publicly identify herself as a victim of Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar says statutes of limitations need to be addressed to ensure survivors of child sexual abuse have access to the justice system. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m., photo.

IN BRIEF:

LANDFILL EXPANSION: The town of Derby says it has joined Newport in opposing the expansion of Vermont’s only landfill.

VERMONT GUARD-CULTURE: The head of the Vermont National Guard is disputing the characterization of the guard’s culture that was reported in a series of articles by a news organization.

FATAL CRASH-SENTENCING: Officials say a man who has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide faces up to six years in prison for his role in a fatal crash in New Hampshire.

PEDESTRIAN HIT: Police in Vermont say a man crossing a street was hit by a car and is in critical condition.

FIRE FATAL: Firefighters in Vermont say a 21-year-old woman has died in a fire at a building in Barnet.

SHOTS FIRED-APARTMENTS: Police say multiple gunshots were fired toward apartments in Vermont.

THREAT-CUSTODIAN ARREST: Police say a custodian was behind a threatening message found in a Vermont high school bathroom.

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