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

April 9, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, April 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

POLICE DETECTIVE KILLED

PORTLAND, Maine _ Law enforcement officers from New England and Canada are attending a funeral for a Maine State Police detective who died while assisting a driver. Detective Ben Campbell was injured when a tire dislodged from a logging truck and struck him while he was outside his vehicle Wednesday alongside Interstate 95. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

GUN CHARGE: A federal grand jury has indicted three people on charges they bartered firearms for drugs after a weapon used to wound a New York City police officer was traced to Vermont.

LIBRARY SOLAR: Officials in a Vermont town are hoping a plan to install solar panels on the roof of the new community library can save the town $300,000 over the 25-year life of the project.

HOSPITAL-EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: A struggling Vermont hospital plans to start contracting with a Maine-based company to staff in its emergency department as part of a money-saving effort.

WIFE KILLED-VERMONT: A Vermont man who is facing a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of his wife has pleaded guilty to 11 counts of mail fraud against his former employer.

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