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

March 18, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, March 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



RUTLAND, Vt. — Vermont State Police have arrested a woman who runs an in-home day care business on charges of manslaughter and cruelty to a child stemming from the January death of a 6-month-old girl at the home. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest first-day number reported by any candidate, his campaign said Monday. By Dino Hazell. The $6.1 million is just above what Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders reported for his first day as a candidate SENT: 340 words.


ARMY SECRETARY: U.S. Secretary of the Army Mark Esper has made a stop in Vermont as part of a national Army tour.

WINTER ROAD MAINTENANCE: The Vermont Agency of Transportation says it has gone over its allocated winter salt budget as the state faced a series of snowstorms and freeze-thaw conditions.

SCHOOL DISTRICT NAME CHANGE: Voters in Vermont have decided a new name for an elementary school district that merged under the state’s Act 46.

SUBMARINE-COMMISSION: Officials are preparing to celebrate the commission of the Navy’s newest nuclear-powered attack submarine.

GAS PRICES: Gasoline prices are still on their way up in northern New England.

BIRD FEEDERS: The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging people to take down their bird feeders by April 1.

OPIOID TOWN HALL: The mayor of Burlington is hosting a meeting that will bring some of the nation’s top experts on the opioid threat to Vermont’s largest city.


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