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

August 7, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Aug. 7, 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 207-772-4157.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — A Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money is scheduled to go before a Connecticut probate judge Tuesday in an effort to tap into a family trust to pay for legal expenses. SENT: 410 words.


GREENFIELD, Mass. — Four inmates sit silently in the library of the Franklin County House of Correction one summer morning. But these men aren’t here to read books. Under the supervision of a nurse and two corrections officers, they’re taking their daily dose of buprenorphine. The drug, often known by the brand name Suboxone, is meant to control their heroin cravings and is commonly smuggled into jails and prisons. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 950 words, photos.


DEATH PENALTY RETRIAL: A judge has rejected an argument from lawyers for a Vermont man facing a second federal death penalty trial that a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling should be used to declare his potential punishment unconstitutional.

CONSOLIDATE-UNIONS: Voting is underway on proposed contracts for about 1,000 Consolidated Communication workers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION-BRANDON: Businesses in Brandon, Vermont say they are starting to see customers return during a construction project on Route 7.

EMERALD ASH BORER: Officials in Rutland, Vermont, are preparing to remove all of the city’s ash trees in response to the arrival of the invasive emerald ash borer.

BEAR ENCOUNTERS: Vermont officials are urging residents to bear-proof their homes and secure potential outdoor food sources following a rise in black bears breaking into homes and vehicles in search of food.

UVM PRESIDENT-STEPPING DOWN: University of Vermont President Thomas Sullivan is stepping down in order to finish a book about free speech on campus.


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