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

December 28, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Dec. 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



BOSTON _ Things got a little wild in New England in 2018 _ wild as in actual animals weaseling their way into the headlines. By William J. Kole. SENT: 800 words, photos.


PORTLAND, Ore. _ The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. SENT: 1132 words.



CHINESE TOURISTS-SEX TRAFFICKING: Detention hearings have been delayed again for a married couple accused of using Chinese nationals in a sex-trafficking operation in northern New England.

CHRISTMAS EVE FIRE: A Vermont community is rallying behind a family who lost their home in a Christmas Eve fire.

RURAL WATER CHEMICALS: Vermont health officials say the last blood test clinic for people who may have been affected by the chemical contamination of their drinking water will be held on Friday.

STATE AGENCIES-SHOOTER TRAINING: Law enforcement officials say they will conduct a multi-agency active shooter training situation this week.

DATA PROTECTION: Vermont’s attorney general says the state should do more to ensure data privacy.

GMP RATE INCREASE: State regulators have approved raising rates for customers of Vermont’s largest electric utility by nearly 5.5 percent.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apvermont(at)ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.


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