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

December 19, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Dec. 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FOILED SCHOOL SHOOTING:

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. _ Police say an attentive student helped foil an alleged school shooting plot at a Vermont middle school. Investigators say the principal at Middlebury Union Middle School called police Saturday after a student overheard two other students plotting to shoot a fourth student at the school. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

BLOOD DONATIONS: The American Red Cross says it’s struggling to get donations for an annual blood drive in Vermont.

INJURED OWL: An owl that was injured when it flew into a truck in Vermont has been released back into the wild.

NORTHWAY-FATAL CRASH: New York State Police have released the name of the Vermont man who was killed in a one-car crash on an upstate highway last weekend.

UNIVERSITY DONATION: The University of Vermont is naming a new event center after a couple who donated $15 million to help fund the project that will include upgraded athletic facilities and host a variety of academic, social, cultural, and entertainment programming.

DOWNTOWN SHOOTING: The owners of a Vermont bar have been ordered to appear for a hearing related to a shooting at the front of the bar earlier this year.

ICE WARNING: The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding people to be careful on the ice of the state’s ponds, lakes and rivers.

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