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

January 13, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Jan. 13, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

CATHOLIC BISHOP TOURING

ST. ALBANS, Vt. _ Vermont’s Catholic Bishop is holding town hall meetings at churches throughout the state this month in an effort to increase transparency amid mounting pressure on the church to respond to sexual abuse claims around the country. Bishop Christopher Coyne says the goal is to listen to people and to discuss how to regain trust among parishioners when attendance is declining. SENT: 280 words.

IN BRIEF:

PEDESTRIAN KILLED-DOG ADOPTED: A dog whose owner was struck and killed by a car while they were walking in Burlington has found a new home.

DEER DISEASE: The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding two public meetings this month on chronic wasting disease, which it says poses a serious threat to the state’s deer population.

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