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

May 22, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 22, 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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DEADLY WRONG-WAY CRASH

BURLINGTON, Vt. _ A Vermont jury on Wednesday found a wrong-way driver who claimed he was on a secret mission guilty of murder in the deaths of five teenagers killed on an interstate highway. The jury’s verdict against Steven Bourgoin came on the second day of deliberations following a two-week trial. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 540 words, photo.

SKI RESORT-FRAUD

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case have been indicted on multiple federal charges over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors’ money. The fraud charges against former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros, of Florida, and former president, William Stenger, of Newport, were made public Wednesday. Also indicted were Quiros’ adviser, William Kelly, and South Korean businessman Jong Weon Choi. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 430 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

HEPATITIS C-INMATE LAWSUIT: The ACLU of Vermont and Harvard Law School have sued leaders of two state departments and a private health care provider, accusing them of refusing to treat inmates diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C.

OVERDOSE DEATH-SENTENCE: A Vermont man has been sentenced to at least six years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in the drug overdose death of a woman in 2018.

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