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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest, VT

September 27, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Sept. 27, 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 207-772-4157.

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WEST HARFORD, Conn. — Nathan Carman, the Vermont man who relatives believe killed his millionaire grandfather and his mother for inheritance money, is expected to testify Thursday at a Connecticut probate court hearing on whether he can access a trust fund to pay for a lawyer. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits. Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing.

VERMONT DROUGHT: Vermont environmental officials say portions of the state are in a drought similar to one two years ago.

VERMONT DELEGATION-KAVANAUGH: Vermont’s congressional delegation of Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Peter Welch and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders are calling for President Donald Trump to withdraw Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

BORDER ARRESTS: U.S. Border Patrol agents say they have apprehended 10 Romanian citizens trying the cross the U.S.-Canadian border illegally in northern Vermont and New York.

WATER TESTING-SCHOOLS: State environmental officials plan to test the drinking water at more schools after an initial round of testing found unsafe chemical levels at two schools.

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