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

December 17, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Dec. 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DEADLY WRONG-WAY CRASH

Lawyers for a Vermont man charged in a wrong way crash that killed five teens are expected in court Monday ahead of Steven Bourgoin’s trial. By Lisa Rathke. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

BODY FOUND-VERMONT: Vermont State Police say a 42-year-old woman whose death is considered suspicious told police last month that her boyfriend had threatened to kill her if she reported an alleged assault.

STATE POLICE OFFICER-RETIREMENT: The head of the Vermont State Police’s Criminal Division says he will retire this week after joining the state police force nearly three decades ago.

MAPLE SYRUP DAY: Maple syrup has its own sweet holiday.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have dropped a few more cents per gallon in northern New England.

EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC: More than 60 people have attended the first in a series of clinics to seal their criminal record in Vermont.

FURBEARER TRAPPING: The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board will be holding a public hearing next month on proposed changes to furbearer hunting and trapping regulations.

SENIOR HOLIDAY MEAL-SANDERS: The office of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a free holiday meal for seniors in Barre. The event is happening at noon Monday at the Canadian Club.

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