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

March 16, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, March 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

TROOPER REVIVED

LEICESTER, Vt. _ Police say a Vermont State Police trooper who collapsed after apparently being exposed to an opioid-like drug during a traffic stop was revived by fellow troopers who administered the overdose-reversal drug Narcan. 300 words.

ELECTION 2020-LIBERALS AND MODERATES

DUBUQUE, Iowa _ As she waited to meet former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at a recent house party in Dubuque, attorney Connie O’Connor was anxious about the liberal direction of the Democratic presidential primary. “I know a lot of people who don’t want to vote for Donald Trump but don’t necessarily want to vote for the presidential version of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez,” she said, referring to the recently elected progressive congresswoman from New York. “I think we forget those people are out there.” By Nicholas Riccardi and Alexandra Jaffe.

AP Photos WX101-0213192330, IAMP106-0309190553.

TROOPER REVIVED

LEICESTER, Vt. _ Police say a Vermont State Police trooper who collapsed after apparently being exposed to an opioid-like drug during a traffic stop was revived by fellow troopers who administered the overdose-reversal drug Narcan. Acting Sgt. Brett Flansburg stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in Leicester late Friday.

AMERICA EAST-VERMONT-UMBC

BURLINGTON, Vt. _ – Junior Anthony Lamb scored 28 points as top-seeded Vermont topped third-seeded Maryland Baltimore County, 66-49 to capture the 2019 America East Men’s Basketball Championship at Tom Brennan Court at Patrick Gym Saturday. With the win the Catamounts (27-6) capture their seventh conference title, second in three years, and move on to the NCAA tournament.

IN BRIEF

LAND CONSERVATION

STOWE, Vt. _ An anonymous $5 million gift could help conserve a 750-acre parcel of land at the edge of the Worcester Mountain range in Stowe. If the Stowe Land Trust is able to raise the remaining $750,000 in costs and expenses, the property would serve as a linchpin for preserving the land that abuts the Putnam State Forest on the east side of Stowe.

POLICE DEATH INVESTIGATION

BURLINGTON, Vt. _ Vermont State Police detectives are investigating the death of a Burlington man who was found dead two days after he was involved in an altercation with a Burlington police officer. On Thursday, the body of 54-year-old Douglas Kilburn was found in his Burlington home.

ICE FISHING SHANTIES

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding anglers to remove their ice fishing shanties from waterways before the ice weakens. State law requires the shanties to be removed before the ice becomes unsafe or can no longer support the shanty out of the water or before the last Sunday in March - whichever comes first.

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