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

November 7, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MONTPELIER, Vt.— Democrats and their allies in the Vermont Legislature are continuing to expand their presence throughout the state. Retired Middlebury College political science professor Eric Davis said Wednesday that preliminary results from Tuesday’s voting show that Democrats and their Progressive allies appear have reached a veto-proof majority in the Legislature, winning at least 100 seats, with the Republicans holding 43. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL OVERDOSE-ARREST: A Vermont woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal drug overdose in St. Albans earlier this year.

RIVAL CANDIDATES-DUET: The Vermont Democratic cello player who played a post-debate duet with her guitar-playing Republican rival has won a seat in the Vermont Legislature.

PARKING GARAGE-MONTPELIER: Voters in the city of Montpelier have approved a $10.5 million bond for a public parking garage downtown.

SALT SHED-BENNINGTON: The Vermont town of Bennington may still be able to use a salt shed that incurred environmental fines.

ELECTION 2018-VERMONT STATEWIDE OFFICES: Vermont’s Progressive Party lieutenant governor is headed for a second term.

BODY IN RIVER: Police in Vermont say a man drowned in the Winooski River over the weekend.

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