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

July 5, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, July 5, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

JUVENILE OFFENDER AGE

MONTPELIER, Vt.— Vermont is hoping to place fewer young adults in the adult criminal justice system using a first-in-the-nation law that will place some teenagers 18 and older in the juvenile justice system. A law signed by former Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin in 2016 took effect July 1 and allows anyone 21 or younger charged with a nonviolent crime to be eligible for juvenile offender status. By David Jordan. SENT: 540 words.

HOT NEW ENGLAND

Northern New England is about to get a break from the heat and humidity — but not before another day with heat indices inching toward 100. Tom Hawley from the National Weather Service said Thursday will mark the seventh consecutive day that the temperature has hit 90 or higher in Concord, New Hampshire. That’s the longest stretch in 17 years. SENT: 230 words.

IN BRIEF:

KAYAKER SEARCH: Rescue crews in Vermont are expected to resume their search for a kayaker who was last seen holding onto his overturned yellow kayak on Lake Champlain.

WOMAN KILLED: Police in Vermont continue to search for a man suspected in the death of a 33-year-old South Burlington mother.

BUILDING DEMOLITION: Town officials in Rockingham have received a loan that will allow them to demolish a fire-damaged and asbestos-tainted apartment house this summer.

RIVER BACTERIA: A new online guide aims to track the bacteria levels of the Connecticut River at nearly 200 sites throughout New England.

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