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

November 6, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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ELECTION 2018- VERMONT

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s top political leaders and their challengers will be learning their fates as people across the state begin casting ballots in the 2018 mid-term elections. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 300 words. Will be updated during the day.

With Election 2018-Vermont-The Latest

Stories that will move after the polls close:

ELECTION 2018-VERMONT GOVERNOR

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott is being challenged in the election by the transgender former utility executive Democrat Christine Hallquist who, win or lose, is being held up as a symbol of an example of how far the quest for acceptance by LGBTQ candidates has come. By Wilson Ring. UPCOMING: 500 words.

ELECTION 2018-VERMONT SENATE

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is seeking his third term in the upper chamber in a race against a little-known Manchester real estate developer. By Wilson Ring. UPCOMING: 400 words.

ELECTION 2018-VERMONT HOUSE

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Peter Welch, Vermont’s lone representative in the U.S. House, is defending the seat he has held for more than a decade. By Wilson Ring. UPCOMING: 300 words.

ALSO:

PREP SCHOOL-SEXUAL ABUSE

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the 2015 conviction of a prep school graduate for using a computer to lure an underage student for sex, requiring him to register as a sex offender for life. Then 18-year-old Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, was acquitted of raping the 15-year-old freshman at St. Paul’s School in Concord. But jurors convicted him of the felony computer charge and several misdemeanors. By Kathy McCormack. SENT: 425 words, photo planned.

IN BRIEF:

GROTON FATAL: Vermont State Police say a northern Vermont police chief and his wife were injured in a crash that killed a 48-year-old man.

CARBON MONOXIDE-EDUCATION: New Hampshire and Vermont officials are holding a summit on reducing carbon monoxide poisoning through education and outreach.

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