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

November 13, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BERNIE SANDERS-WIFE INVESTIGATION

MONTPELIER, Vt.— A spokesman for Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife says Jane Sanders has been informed that the U.S. Attorney in Vermont has closed its investigation of a college land deal involving her and decided not to bring charges. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

SENIOR HOMES-COMPLAINTS

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Court records show three senior care homes in Vermont had a breakdown in management with problems, including an inability to pay bills or provide adequate staffing before state officials asked a judge last week to take over the homes. SENT: 130 worsd. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

WINTER WEATHER

Parts of northern New England are getting one of the first significant snowfalls of the season with more than half a foot of heavy wet snow piling up in some northern and mountain areas. Snow was falling Tuesday in central and northeastern Vermont and the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire, while rain was coming down farther south. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

WINNING LOTTERY TICKET: Lottery officials say someone bought a winning $1.4 million lottery ticket in Vermont.

SENIOR HOMES-COMPLAINTS: Court records show three senior care homes in Vermont had a breakdown in management with problems, including an inability to pay bills or provide adequate staffing before state officials asked a judge last week to take over the homes.

VETERANS-MONUMENT: A Vermont town has unveiled a new monument honoring veterans who served after the end of the Vietnam War.

FATAL CRASH-WEATHER: Vermont State Police say a passenger has died in a collision involving a car and a box truck in snowy weather.

POLICE-HUMAN TRAFFICKING GRANT: Police in Rutland say they will hire a new staff member to help police respond to human trafficking cases, thanks to a three-year federal grant.

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