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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 1:30 pm, VT

April 10, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



BURLINGTON, Vt. — The office of Vermont’s chief medical examiner has ruled the manner of death of a man found dead three days after he was hit in the head by a Burlington police officer was a homicide. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated after 2:30 p.m. news conference.


MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Attorney General T.J. Donovan are going to be providing an update on the settlement in the chemical contamination of more than 150 private wells in Bennington. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


WASHINGTON _ Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will unveil a new version of his “Medicare for All” plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential election by reopening the debate over his call to eliminate private health insurance. Four of Sanders’ fellow senators and rivals for the Democratic nomination are set to sign onto the updated single-payer health care proposal. The bill’s reintroduction promises to shine a bright light on Democratic presidential candidates’ disparate visions for the long-term future of American health care. By Elana Schor and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.


FORMER LAWMAKER-SEX CHARGE: A former Vermont lawmaker is going on trial for the third time on a sex crimes charge.


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