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

November 28, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

PREP SCHOOL-SEXUAL ABUSE

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s Supreme Court heard biting criticism of a prep school graduate’s star-studded legal team Wednesday, as his lawyer argued he deserved a new trial following his conviction for using a computer to lure an underage student for sex. Owen Labrie, 23, of Tunbridge, Vermont, was acquitted in 2015 of raping a 15-year-old classmate as part of “Senior Salute,” a game of sexual conquest, at St. Paul’s School. But he was found guilty of a felony computer charge and several misdemeanor counts of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. By Michael Casey. SENT: 700 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA ASSISTANT DEATH-LAWSUIT

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that found the state’s assisted suicide law was unconstitutional. A panel of the 4th District Court of Appeals in the city of Riverside on Tuesday said doctors who brought the case did not show they were harmed because they could choose not to help terminally ill patients die. By Brian Melley. SENT: 670 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-BOOKS

WASHINGTON — Speaking to a packed auditorium of enthusiastic young people Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders already seemed to be campaigning for the White House again. But the Vermont senator was appearing at George Washington University as an author — not a presidential candidate. Sanders’ new book, “Where We Go From Here,” went on sale Tuesday, giving him a fresh opportunity to promote his ideas without going through the formality — yet — of launching another presidential campaign. By Juana Summers. SENT: 960 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

FIRE-INTERSTATE: Interstate 89 has reopened as crews battle a large fire at a truck center in Colchester, Vermont, that police said was causing an environmental hazard.

UTILITY RATE COMPLAINT: A former official at the Vermont Department of Public Service, which represents utility customers, says the department failed to advocate aggressively for ratepayers in a Green Mountain Power rate case.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SECURITY: A Vermont school board has requested law enforcement attend meetings because of safety concerns.

TOUR BUS ACCIDENT: Vermont State Police say a tour bus ended up on its side on a snow-covered Interstate 91, with most of the 14 people aboard suffering minor injuries.

DRUG TRAFFICKING-SENTENCE: Federal prosecutors in Vermont say a New York City man caught with more than a kilogram each of crack cocaine and marijuana will serve six years in prison.

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