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

December 7, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Dec. 7, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

VERMONT YANKEE SALE

Vermont state regulators have given the final approval for the sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS

NEW YORK _ Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year’s end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May, a full three months before the premiere debate of the 2016 cycle. By Steve Peoples, Bill Barrow and Will Weissert. SENT: 1,215 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

VERMONT-MARIJUANA: Advocates of a legal marijuana market in Vermont are urging state officials to keep the potential market true to Vermont’s values and avoid overregulation.

MURAL VANDALIZED: Police in Burlington, Vermont, have arrested two people in the vandalism of a downtown mural that critics say doesn’t properly represent the city’s diversity.

AUDITORUM REVAMP: Residents in Burlington, Vermont, have met to weigh in on the future of Memorial Auditorium.

HUNTING ACCIDENT: Police say a 58-year-old Vermont hunter is recovering after accidentally shooting herself in the leg.

HOLIDAY LAKE JUMP: A long-running event involving people jumping into a freezing cold lake in Vermont is ending.

WRONG-WAY DRIVER-FATAL: Police say a wrong-way driver on Interstate 91 in Vermont has died in a three-vehicle crash that also killed another driver.

SPA FIRE: Police say the owners of a Vermont spa intentionally set it on fire.

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