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

November 17, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

VERMONT YANKEE TOWN

VERNON, Vt. — Residents of the town Vernon are coming to terms with a future without Vermont Yankee. They’re also thinking about what to do with the space once the nuclear power plant is gone. The process of razing the plant will begin next year if the state approves the pending sale. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING, 200 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

KILLINGTON-WORLD CUP: All of that snow on Friday is a good thing for Vermont’s Killington ski resort as it prepares for World Cup races later this month. Killington says it has received confirmation that conditions are up to snuff to host the World Cup women’s races on Nov. 23 through 25.

WILDLIFE SURVEY: The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has launched a new app for hunters to report wildlife sightings. People using the app will be able to record how many hours they hunted and how many deer, moose, bears or other wildlife they see during the November rifle season.

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY-ILLNESS OUTBREAK: The Vermont Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant bug that sickened 70 people at a retirement community. Investigators have confirmed 22 cases of Shigellosis and 48 others have shown symptoms consistent with the bacteria at the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne.

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