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

December 18, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

EDITORS: The story BC-ME--Chinese Tourists-Sex Trafficking will remain a newsnow.

TOP STORIES:

PREP SCHOOL-SEXUAL ABUSE

CONCORD, N.H. _ A judge has refused to shorten the jail term for a New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate in 2015, saying he has to report to jail for the remaining 10 months of his sentence the day after Christmas. The judge ruled Tuesday in the case of 23-year-old Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont. By Michael Casey. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

SKI RESORT FRAUD: A financial institution has filed an objection to a federal receiver’s motion to block any further litigation against the former owner of the Jay Peak ski resort in Vermont.

CHINESE TOURISTS-SEX TRAFFICKING: A New Hampshire husband and wife accused of using Chinese nationals in a sex-trafficking operation in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are going to be detained until at least next week.

STATEHOUSE ICE RINK: The ice rink in front of the Vermont Statehouse is getting a makeover.

CHRISTMAS DECORATION CONTEST: A former Vermont police chief who was accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a subordinate female officer says he plans to restart a Christmas decorating contest.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA: Four hundred people took part in a Wreaths Across America event in Bennington this week.

FIGHTER JETS: Aviation officials have delayed the release of a sound map showing how noise from incoming F-35 fighter jets could affect the areas around Burlington International Airport.

MAYOR RESIGNS: The mayor of a Vermont city says he is stepping down after serving one year of a three-year term.

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