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

May 3, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, May 3, 2019.

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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

FOREST FIRES

All of that rainy weather in April has a silver lining in Maine: There have been fewer forest fires in northern New England. By David Sharp.

TOP STORIES:

POLICE LAWSUITS-EXCESSIVE FORCE

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s largest city is facing two federal lawsuits that accuse police officers of excessive force and brutality in separate episodes outside bars in September 2018. Prosecutors have dropped all charges against the men suing the city of Burlington, Police Chief Brandon del Pozo and certain officers. Police body cameras captured the encounters. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 625 words.

IN BRIEF:

WOMAN KILLED-VERMONT: The former boyfriend of a woman who was found dead on a roadside embankment in Vermont nearly two years ago is scheduled to go on trial this summer.

RUTLAND SHOOTING: A third man has been arraigned on charges related to a shooting in West Rutland, Vermont.

LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Many bills remain unresolved as the Vermont Legislature is in its final weeks of the session.

HORSE MISTREATMENT-INVESTIGATION: The Vermont State Police say they are investigating allegations of maltreatment of horses in the town of Topsham.

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